Rome Masters: Rohan Bopanna, Pablo Ceuvas knock out seventh seeds Feliciano Lopez-Marc Lopez to sail into quarterfinals

19 May 2017, 11:17 AM
Rohan Bopanna - File Photo
Rohan Bopanna - File Photo

India's double specialist Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas made a resounding comeback to knock out seventh seeds Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez, sealing a quarterfinals berth at the ATP Rome Masters on Thursday.

Bopanna and Cuevas rallied to beat the Spaniards 4-6 7-6 (7) 10-8 in a gruelling second round match of the Euro 4,507,375 clay court tournament.

In the one-hour-39 minute match, Bopanna and Cuevas got three break chances but could convert none and lost their serve once in the opening set. They next face fourth seeded pair of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut.

Meanwhile, in the WTA event being run simultaneously, India's Sania Mirza and Yaroslava Shvedova, seeded third, will face Sara Errani and Martina Trevisan in the quarterfinals.

First Published: Friday, May 19, 2017 11:09 AM
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