It was a mixed day for Indians at the Wimbledon Championships on Thursday as Rohan Bopanna and his doubles partner Roger Vasselin progressed to the third round but the Indo-Canadian pair of Leander Paes and Adil Shamasdin crashed out of the tournament.
Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin defeated German duo Dustin Brown and Mischa Zverev in straight sets to advance to the second round. Bopanna/Roger-Vasselin broke their opponents serve in fourth and sixth games in the first set to seal the set 6-3.
Though they were broken early on in the second set, they managed to return the favour in the ninth game to eventually take it into a tiebreaker, before winning it 7-4. In the third set, Brown/Zverev dropped serve while trailing 5-4, thus conceding the match in just over 90 minutes.
Indian's doubles legend Leander Paes and his Canadian partner started off well by clinching the first set 6-4, 6-4 courtesy Shamasdin’s service game and Paes’ net play. However, Knowles and Oswald came back strongly into the game-clinching the final three sets 6-2, 7-6, 10-8 in a match that stretched to just a minute short of the four-hour mark.