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Australian Open 2018, Round 1: Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin vs Ryan Harrison and Vasek Pospisil, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJan 18, 2018 02:58 GMT

Bopanna/Vasselin beat Harrison/Pospisil 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).


02:58 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

That's all from us for this match, but do stay tuned to Sportskeeda for more updates from the Australian Open.

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02:55 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

So Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Pospisil have clinched the match 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) in straight sets against Ryan Harrison and Vasek Pospisil, to make their way into Round 2.

02:52 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

However, an unforced error by Pospisil hands the game, set, and the match to Bopanna and Vasselin!

02:51 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

But Pospisil comes up with a fierce return to make it 5-6.

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Vasselin gets in a deft touch at the net, to make it 6-4.

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Another big serve by Harrison makes it 4-5!

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But Harrison pulls back with a big serve! 3-5

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Some great serve-and-volley play by Vasselin, as the Indo-French pair take a 5-2 lead.

02:48 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

But the veteran Indian player hits a volley long, to make the score 4-2 in the tie-breaker.

02:47 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

A fatal double fault by Pospisil, as Bopanna-Vasselin take a 4-1 lead in the tie break!

02:46 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

And Vasselin makes it 3-1!

02:46 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

Bopanna-Vasselin take a 2-1 lead in the tie break!

02:45 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

And Vasselin holds serve, as Bopanna finishes off the game with a big smash! 6-6!

The set goes into a tie-break!

02:41 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

That was a much closer game, but Pospisil finally managed to hold serve with an ace, to make it 6-5.

02:38 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

Bopanna holds his serve with ease. to make it 5-5. 

Its a great tactical battle now. Neither side can afford mistakes if they want to take this set.

02:35 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

That was probably one of the quickest games in the match, as Harrison brought out his big serves.

Harrison-Pospisil lead 5-4. 

02:33 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

Big serving from Pospisil! The Frenchman barely broke sweat, as he held serve to make it 4-4.

02:29 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

Pospisil holds serve this time, to make it 4-3! We are inching towards the business end of the set, or indeed, the match.

02:27 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

Bopanna holds serve to kame it 3-3. This is turning out to be a rather tight affair!

02:23 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

It's turning out to be a tight encounter in the 2nd set. Harrison holds his serve to make it 3-2.

02:18 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

Vasselin holds serve to make it 2 games apiece for the two sides.

02:14 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

Pospisil holds his serve this time, to make the score 2-1 in his and Harrison's favour.

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But Bopanna also holds serve to draw the set level at 1-1!

02:09 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

Harrison holds serve in the first game of the second set, to make it 1-0 in the US-Canadian duo's favour.

02:06 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

And Rohan Bopanna clinches the first set with a massive overhead smash! 

Bopanna/Vasselin lead take the first set at 6-2!

02:00 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

Bopanna and Vasselin had thee break point again, but Harrison pulled it back to deuce with a stinging smash!

However, Bopanna and Vasselin soon regained control of the game, and got a second break in the set. They now lead 5-2!

01:57 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

Bopanna holds his serve to take the score to 4-2 in his and Vasselin's favour!

01:55 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

The Indo-French duo had done brilliantly to set up three break points. They finally managed to get the first break of the match, taking the lead at 3-2.

01:51 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

After an initial bit of struggle, Vassellin holds his serve, to draw level yet again, at 2-2.

01:46 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

But Harrison and Pospisil pull away into the lead yet again, to make it 2-1 in the first set.

01:44 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

Bopanna holds his serve with relative ease, to draw the scores level to 1-1.

01:40 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

And we're off!, as Harrison and Pospisil race into a 30-0 lead in the first game. 

Bopanna and Vasselin did draw level there, but the American-Canadian duo pulled back, to win the first game

01:38 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

Hello, and welcome to our coverage of the Australian Open men's doubles Round 1 match between Rohan Bpanna/Edouard Roger-Vasselin take on Ryan Harrison/ Vasek Pospisil

01:15 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

India’s Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France are all set to get their Australian Open men’s doubles campaign underway, as they take on Ryan Harrison of the United States and Vasek Pospisil of Canada. 
Bopanna is set to spearhead the Indian challenge for a Grand Slam Trophy at the Australian Open this year, with Yuki Bhambri crashing out in the first round of the men’s singles draw with a straight-sets defeat against Marcos Baghdatis. 
The other Indians left in the Australian Open are Leander Paes, Purav Raja and Divij Sharan. 
Bopanna and Vasselin are set to face the hard-hitting duo of Harrison and Pospisil today but seem to have an edge as the US-Canadian duo have only partnered up recently. However, Harison’s French Open men’s doubles victory will still be fresh in the memory, and the American will be looking to smash his way past the Indo-French pair. 
This should be an interesting match-up. 

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