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Australia Open 2018: Rohan Bopanna-Timea Babos vs Juan Sebastian Cabal-Abigail Spears, Live Match Updates

Bopanna and Babos def Cabal and Spears 6-4, 7-6(5) to enter the semi-finals.
Updated: 24 January 2018 16:43 IST - Published: 24 January 2018 13:18 IST
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Do join us tomorrow for the live updates from Day 11 of the 2018 Australian Open.

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It wasn't exactly a smooth performance from the fifth seeds but they knew just when to raise their level!!!

Can they go all the way?

At least till now they have looked like big title contenders!!



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A few Indian supporters in the stadium are cheering loudly after the win!
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BABOS AND BOPANNA MARCH INTO THE SEMI-FINALS!!!!!

6-4, 7-6(5)
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Spears returns into the net!


BABOS AND BOPANNA WIN!!!!!!
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Yet another saved.
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Big serve by Cabal.

One match point saved
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Multiple match points!!!

6-3
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And Babos and Bopanna have got another mini break!

5-3
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The mini break advantage is gone.

It's 3-3
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Mini break for Babos and Bopanna and they lead 2-1
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Spears and Cabal hold and we have a tie-break

6-6
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Babos didn't have a smooth sailing on serve as Cabal and Spears forced a deuce.

But a great serve forced a return into the net and Babos holds!

Babos and Bopanna lead 6-5.
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Fiery return from Bopanna and Cabal puts the ball into the net!

Break Back!

5-5
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Babos and Bopanna have break point
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It is 30-30 on the Cabal serve!
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And Spears and Cabal make no mistake this time!

They break to 15 and now lead 5-4.

They will attempt to serve for the set now.
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And it's a massive struggle for Bopanna on serve!

He faces 3 break points!
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The set is now evenly poised at 4-4
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And Babos and Bopanna hold their serves!

They inch ahead to 4-3
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Finally the BREAKTHROUGH HAPPENS!


BABOS AND BOPANNA BREAK BACK!!!!


3-3
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And it is deuce!
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Yet another break point for Babos and Bopanna after some great returns.


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Babos and Bopanna make it a one-game gap after holding their serve.

2-3 they trail
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And Bopanna sends a backhand into the net on deciding point.

Cabal and Spears hold to lead 3-1
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Terrific netplay from Cabal

Deuce
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2 BREAK POINTS FOR BABOS AND BOPANNA
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Now it is Spears' time to struggle on serve.

0-30
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Babos holds her service game but they are still down by a break.

1-2
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And they consolidate the break to lead 2-0
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A wild lob from Bopanna that lands way wide!

Cabal and Spears BREAK to lead 1-0
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Bopanna sends a forehand OUT!


15-40
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SET 2


Bopanna is struggling a bit on serve

0-30
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Babos and Bopanna WIN the deciding point and the first set is in their bag!

6-4
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But Cabal and Spears save all those set points!

Deuce!
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THREE SET POINTS FOR BABOS AND BOPANNA AFTER 3 FABULOUS RETURNS!!
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After the early exchange of breaks, the set continues to be on serve.

Bopanna and Babos inch ahead to 5-4
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Babos reached the women's doubles final in the morning. She should be inspired to keep her run going in the mixed doubles section as well.
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Much better serving display from Babos and Bopanna combines with his terrific net game.

Babos and Bopanna lead 4-3
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It's a DOUBLE FAULT from Cabal on break point and Babos and Bopanna BREAK BACK!

3-3
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The Indo-Hungarian pair had a clean hold and has now forced a deuce on Cabal's serve.
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Bopanna and Babos took two points off Spears' serve but it was not enough. They hold and lead 3-1
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But Babos and Bopanna cannot save themselves as their opponents come up with smashing returns. 

Cabal and Spears BREAK to go up to 2-1
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And it is 30-30

Bopanna to the rescue with a volley!
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Babos is struggling on serve!

0-30
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And Spears and Cabal respond in style!

Cabal holds to 15 and it is 1-1
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Comfortable start for Bopanna and Babos. They hold to 15 and lead 1-0.
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Bopanna to serve first.
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Welcome to the blog. We are under way!
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Rohan Bopanna is all set to get his Australian Open mixed doubles quarterfinal underway with his Hungarian partner Timea Babos, as they face Colombia’s Juan Sebastian Cabal and Abigail Spears of USA. 
 
The Indo-Hungarian pair have been on rampant form so far in the Australian pen, and are yet to drop a set as they progress to the quarterfinals. They had made short work of New Zealand duo of Perez and Whittington, beating them 6-2, 6-4, before overcoming the challenge by Vania King of USA and Franko Skugor of Croatia 6-4, 6-4. 
 
Meanwhile, Spears and Cabal had a difficult run into the quarters both of their previous matches have gone into the deciding set. 
 
IT has not been that great an outing for the Indian tennis stars at the Australian Open so far, and Bopanna would be looking to make this opportunity count, and take another step closer to the mixed double title.