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Australian Open 2018, Day 8: Rohan Bopanna-Edouard Roger Vesselin vs Mate Pavic-Olier Marach, Live Match Updates

Rohan Bopanna/Edouard Roger-Vasselin lose 4-6 7-6 (5) 3-6 against Mate Pavic/ Oliver Marach
Updated: 22 January 2018 11:26 IST - Published: 22 January 2018 11:09 IST
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That's all from the Men's Doubles action from the Australian Open for now as Sportskeeda's coverage of the Australian Open continues. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the live updates from Melbourne. This is Gaurav Kadam, signing off. See you soon!
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The 7th seeded pairing of Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic win the Round of 16 clash over 10th seeded Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin to advance to the final eight.
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Mate Pavic produces a strong service game in the third set to wrap up the match as 

Bopanna/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 7-6 (5) 3-6 Pavic/Marach
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Bopanna's service is broken in the eight game as the 7th seeded pair now have a chance to serve for the set and match.

Bopanna/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 7-6 (5) 3-5 Pavic/Marach
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Oliver Marach does well to recover from 0-30 to win his service game and take a slight lead in the final set.

Bopanna/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 7-6 (5) 2-3 Pavic/Marach
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Roger-Vasselin with a quick service game as Bopanna produces good winners from the net.

Bopanna/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 7-6 (5) 3-3 Pavic/Marach
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Pavic serves well to hold on after some good defence from Bopanna and Vasselin helped them recover.

Bopanna/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 7-6 (5) 2-3 Pavic/Marach
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Bopanna and Vasselin recover well from 0-40 down to win the game and level it up in the second set after four games.

Bopanna/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 7-6 (5) 2-2 Pavic/Marach
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Marach serves well and loses just one point as they take a slender lead in the deciding set.

Bopanna/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 7-6 (5) 1-2 Pavic/Marach
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Roger-Vasselin produces a strong service game to keep it all square in the third set at one game each.

Bopanna/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 7-6 (5) 1-1 Pavic/Marach
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Pavic wins the first game of the second set in a close contest as Bopanna and Vasselin did well to take it to a deuce.

Bopanna/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 7-6 (5) 0-1 Pavic/Marach
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Vasselin serves well to wrap up the second set for the 10th seeded pair and force the match into a decider.

Bopanna/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 7-6 (5) Pavic/Marach
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Marach-Pavic rally back well to keep it close in the tie-breaker. 4-4 now

Bopanna/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 6-6 Pavic/Marach
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2-2 in the tie-break as the pairs are returning well to keep it tight 

Bopanna/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 5-4 Pavic/Marach
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Pavic maintains his service game to force a tie-breaker in the second set of the match.

Bopanna/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 6-6 Pavic/Marach
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Roger-Vasselin holds his serve as they put the pressure back on the 7th seeds.

Bopanna/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 6-5 Pavic/Marach
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Marach holds his serve as the pair level it up in the second set after being down three games.

Bopanna/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 5-5 Pavic/Marach
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Bopanna fails to hold serve after having three set points at his disposal. Marach and Pavic produce great winners to take the set to 5-4 after being 4-1 down.

Bopanna/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 4-1 Pavic/Marach
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Pavic produces a strong service game as the Croat-Austrian pair hold on to stay alive in the second set.

Bopanna/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 5-3 Pavic/Marach
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Roger-Vasselin holds on as the 10th seeds are now within one game of wrapping up the second set.

Bopanna/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 5-2 Pavic/Marach
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Oliver Marach holds his service game after some good returns from Bopanna that took the game to deuce.

Bopanna/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 4-2 Pavic/Marach
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Bopanna saves three break points with Vasselin doing well at the net to win the game and the pair consolidate their lead in the second set of the match.

Bopanna/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 4-1 Pavic/Marach
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Pavic's serve is broken as the Indo-French pair return well to take a 3-1 lead in the second set.

Bopanna/Vasselin 4-6 3-1 Pavic/Marach
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Roger-Vasselin saves two break points and serves strong at the end to wrap up a long game to keep it on serve in the second set.

Bopanna/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 2-1 Pavic/Marach
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Marach serves well to hold on as Pavic wins a couple of points at the net to level it up in the second set.

Bopanna/Vesselin 4-6 1-1 Pavic/Marach
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Bopanna serves first in the second set and saves one break point to win the game.

Bopanna/Vesselin 4-6 1-0 Pavic/Marach
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Mate Pavic wins the service game after a couple of errors to wrap up the first set for the 7th seeded pair.

Bopanna/Vesselin 4-6 Pavic/Marach
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Bopanna holds on as they stay alive in the first set. Pavic and Marach had done well to take the game to deuce but Bopanna served well in the end to win the point.

Bopanna/Vesselin 4-5 Pavic/Marach
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Marach holds his serve after Bopanna and Vesselin had ran into a 30-0 lead early in the game.

Bopanna/Vesselin 3-5 Pavic/Marach
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Roger-Vesselin holds his serve as they cut down the lead to one game in the set.

Bopanna/Vesselin 3-4 Pavic/Marach
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Pavic serves well and forces errors from the Indo-French pair as the 7th seeds take a two-point lead in the first set.

Bopanna/Vesselin 2-4 Pavic/Marach
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Bopanna's serve is broken as the Croat-Austrian pair return well and capitalize on the Indian's double fault to get the first break in the set.

Bopanna/Vesselin 2-3 Pavic/Marach
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Oliver Marach serves strongly as the set has been on serve so far in the match.

Bopanna/Vesselin 2-2 Pavic/Marach
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Roger-Vesselin, the Frenchman holds his serve as the 10th seeded pair maintain their service game.

Bopanna/Vesselin 2-1 Pavic/Marach
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Mate Pavic, the tall lefty holds his serve after a double fault early on and good returns from Bopanna. The game went to deuce twice.

Bopanna/Vesselin 1-1 Pavic/Marach
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Bopanna holds his serve and closes out the first point with a strong service game.

Bopanna/Vesselin 1-0 Pavic/Marach
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Rohan Bopanna serves first in the match and the pair races away to quick 30-0 lead in the first game.
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The toss has been conducted by the chair umpire and the players are now warming up on the court.
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The pairs have walked on to the court as we are just minutes away from the action at Melbourne Park's Show Court 3.
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We have Men's Doubles action lined up as the 10th seeded pairing of Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin are set to take on 7th seeds Mate Pavic and Oliver Marach in the Round of 16, the pre-quarterfinal stage.
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Good morning and welcome to the Sportskeeda's live coverage of Australian Open as we enter the second week of the first Grand Slam of the year.
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After negotiating their first two ties, Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin are all set to face off in a tight encounter against seventh seed Mate Pavic and Oliver Marach in the pre-quarterfinal stage. 
 
 
Both Bopanna and  Roger-Vasselin have shown good form this Australian summer, and are yet to drop a set so far this season. While they beat Vasek Pospisil and Ryan Harrison 6-2, 7-6 in the first round, they overcame the challenge by Joao Souza and Leonardo Mayer with a 7-6, 7-5 win in the second. 
 
 
Meanwhile, Pavic and Marach have also played well in the first couple of rounds, dropping just a single set on their way. While they did not face many challenges in the first round against Victor Estrella Burgos and Federico Delbonis, beating them 6-1, 6-4, the duo came up against Artem Sitak and Wesley Koolhof. The Dutch-Australian pair managed to win the first set 7-5 on the tiebreaker, but PAvic and Marach roared back, winning the next two sets 6-4.