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Australian Open 2018, Round 2: Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin vs Leonardo Mayer and Joao Sousa, Live Match Updates

Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin def Mayer and Sousa 6-2, 7-6(3) to enter R3
Updated: 19 January 2018 12:09 IST - Published: 19 January 2018 02:20 IST
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It's been a good day for India with both Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan winning their respective men's doubles matches, en route to the third round.

Let's hope they can keep the Indian Tricolour flying high.
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Final score: Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin def Mayer and Sousa 6-2, 7-6(3) to enter R3
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WIN

And Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin HAVE DONE IT!
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Match points!

6-3
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5-3 to Bopanna and ERV
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Minibreak


Four straight points to the 10th seeds

4-2
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Minibreak back!


And order has been restored after the unseeded pair makes a couple of unforced errors.

2-2
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Minibreak


The unseeded pair inches ahead to 2-0
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And we have a tiebreak here.

6-6
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Both the pairs have comfortable service games.

The unseeded pair inches ahead to 6-5
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Easy hold from Mayer and Sousa.


5-4
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After saving a couple of break points, Bopanna and ERV hold to make it 4-4
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The 10th seeds are under pressure on serve and just saved a break point.

Deuce
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Mayer and Sousa come through a tough service game, which went to deuce.

4-3
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With two thunderous aces, Bopanna and ERV hold and make it 3-3
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But the 10th seeds make a couple of unforced errors off their backhand and allow their unseeded opponents to hold.

Mayer and Sousa 3-2
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Mayer and Sousa make a double fault, serving at 30-30.

Break point to Bopanna and ERV
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The Indo-French pair responds in fine fashion!

Holds to love.


2-2
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Mayer and Sousa hold to love!


What a brilliant service game!

2-1
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And it's 1-1 to start off things in Set 2
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SET


And the 10th seeds serve out the set in style, holding to love!

First set to Bopanna and ERV, 6-2
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BREAK

As Mayer and Sousa continue making unforced errors, Bopanna and ERV break again.

5-2
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A couple of blazing forehand winners and it is break point to Bopanna and ERV.
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But they found a backhand winner just on time to overcome the challenge.

Bopanna and ERV hold for a 4-2 lead.
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Now the 10th seeds are struggling in serve.

Deuce
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BREAK


We have our first major moment of the match. The 10th seeds got three break points.


Even though Mayer and Sousa saved two, they couldn't save the third due to an unforced error.

The game goes to the 10th seeds


Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin up 3-2
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The set continues to be evenly poised.

2-2
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No service break so far.

Mayer and Sousa hold to inch ahead to 2-1
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And Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin too have it easy in their first service game.

1-1
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It's a very good start for Mayer and Sousa as they hold to love.

1-0
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Good morning! We are under way
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Welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog of the 2018 Australian Open men's doubles. Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin are seeded 10th and face the Argentine-Portuguese pair of Leonardo Mayer and Joao Sousa. The latter are an unusual pairing between two players who are more proficient in singles.

Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin are expected to come though this match unscathed. 

The Indo-French combine was tested in the second set of their first round match by the pair of Vasek Pospisil and Ryan Harrison, but the 10th seeds won that encounter 6-2, 7-6(5). That definitely boosted their confidence and would help them get ready for their second round match.