Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan failed to continue their journey in the men’s doubles of the Australian Open as they witnessed a loss with their respective partners in the third round. Yesterday, Leander Paes and Purav Raja were also ousted from the tournament after facing a straight-set loss.
Roha, who paired with Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin for the tournament, played against the pair of Oliver Marach of Austria and Croatia’s Mate Pavic and lost by 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 3-6 at Melbourne Park.
The match lasted for two hours and eight minutes where both the team started very well as they held their serves and shared the first four games. In the next game, Bopanna and Vasselin lost their serve and after winning the next game took a 4-2 lead. Both pairs shared next four games which helped
The Indian-French pair fought back in the second set where they saved six break
Bopanna and Vasselin continued their momentum as they shared the first six games with their opponents. In the next three game,
Earlier, it was the pair of Sharan and Rajeev Ram from
Paes and Raja, who beat fifth seeds Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray in the second round, failed to recreate that performance in the pre-quarters of the men’s doubles as they were ousted by the Colombian pair of Cabal and Farah 1-6, 2-6 on Sunday.