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Bopanna-Nielsen enter US Open 2nd round

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New York, Sep 1 (IANS) Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna and his Danish partner Frederik Nielsen entered the second round of the men's doubles competition at the US Open with a hard fought victory over Radek Stepanek and Nenad Zimonjic here.

Bopanna and Nielsen won the first round encounter 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 in one hour and 53 minutes at Flushing Meadows here late on Wednesday evening.

They will now take on the US-New Zealand combination of Brian Baker and Marcus Daniell for a place in the pre-quarterfinals.

Baker and Daniell registered an easy 6-3, 6-2 victory over Malek Jaziri of Tunisia and Hans Podlipnik-Castillo of Chile in their opening round clash.

--IANS

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