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Asian Games 2018 Day 3: Tennis, Live Score, Latest Updates and Results

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 21, 2018 12:59 GMT

Bopanna and Raina enter Round of 16 in mixed doubles

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12:59 (GMT)21 AUG 2018

That's all from tennis for today. Do join us tomorrow as we bring you live updates from Day 4 of the Asian Games.

Ramkumar Ramanathan, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Ankita Raina, Prarthana Thombare, Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan will all be in action tomorrow.

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However, Sharan and Thandi lost their Round of 16 match to Kazakh pair

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Bopanna-Raina win

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Final score: Bopanna and Raina def Kim and Lee 6-3, 2-6, 11-9 to enter the Round of 16

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UPDATE:

The Koreans took that second set but the Indians managed to hold their nerves in a thrilling match tie-break and get the win.

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And the Koreans are cruising in this set as they build a big 5-2 lead.


Can the Indians fight back?

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It's a very different scene in the second set. The Koreans have got an early break of serve and they have also managed to consolidate that break of serve.

Team Korea is currently up 4-1

Wow! What a turnaround

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Bopanna and Raina failed to make of three break points and the Koreans hold their serve for a 2-1 lead

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The two pairs have no problem in holding their serves at the start of the second set.

It is 1-1 in Set 2

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And the Indian pair has taken the first set 6-3.

Absolutely no hiccups there!

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 The Indians get yet another break of serve here.

They go up to 5-3

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He is serving well. The Indians also have more winners - 8 to the Koreans' 6.

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With ample rest, he seems to have recovered well and is showing no discomfort so far at the Asiad.

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Bopanna was struggling from a pinched nerve in his back in the lead-up to the Asiad. He had to retire from his Wimbledon match because of that and also had to pull out of a few tournaments after that.

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The pairs have had an early exchange of breaks in this first set already. 


They are now locked at 3-3

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Bopanna is taking charge of things here, being the most experienced out of the four. Ankita is struggling a bit but trying her best for sure.

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They are facing Lee and Kim of Korea and are targeting a pre-quarter-final berth. 

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The pair of Ankita Raina and Rohan Bopanna are now in action.

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Good afternoon! And we are back with the Indian mixed doubles action.

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Match Summary

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Match Summary

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Elsewhere, in Women's Singles, Ankita Raina made it through to the quarters while Karman Kaur Thandi lost her match.

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Match Summary

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The other Indian doubles pair of Ramkumar Ramanathan and Sumit Nagal also won their encounter and are through to the Top 8 in Men's doubles.

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Detailed statistics

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Match summary

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It's a 6-3, 6-1 win for the Indians. They are through to the quarter-finals.

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And the Indians have produced another great serving display to hold their serve to 15 and complete the win. 

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And it is 5-1 for the Indians

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Bopanna and Sharan stamp their authority once more as they secure a second break of serve.

They are now 4-1 up in Set 2

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And they consolidate their early break with a smooth and buttery service hold to love.

It's 3-0 for Bopanna and Sharan. They are simply showing who's the boss out here!

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Not only that, they have even got an early break in the second set and are 2-0 up.

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They have already won the first set over an unheralded Thai pair.

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Good afternoon! Currently the Indian men's doubles pair of Rohan Bopannw and Diving Sharan is playing.

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India have sent a relatively strong tennis contingent to the Asian Games, and we're all set to see our tennis stars get the action underway.
​The likes of Ankita Raina, Rohan Bopanna, Karman Thandi Kaur, Divij Sharan and others are all in action today at the Asian Games, as they look to make their way towards the respective medals.

India currently stand at the eighth spot on the Medal Tally, with a total of five medals -- two gold, two silver and one bronze. Both the gold medals came from wrestling, with Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat clinching superiority in their respective categories.
​Meanwhile, shooting has brought the rest of the three medals, with the likes of Deepak Kumar, Lakshay Sheoran and the pairing of Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar winning the medals.​

Catch all the LIVE updates from all the matches that our Indian athletes will be playing today at the 2018 Asian Games.
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