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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJan 19, 2018 06:39 GMT

Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin def Mayer and Sousa 6-2, 7-6(3) to enter R3


06:39 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

And that's it from all of us at Sportskeeda.

Stay tuned for live updates from Rafael Nadal's match, which will begin at 1.30pm IST.

06:37 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

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.

06:30 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

Final score: Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin def Mayer and Sousa 6-2, 7-6(3) to enter R3

06:16 (GMT)19 JAN 2018


And Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin HAVE DONE IT!

06:13 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

Match points!


06:13 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

5-3 to Bopanna and ERV

06:13 (GMT)19 JAN 2018


Four straight points to the 10th seeds


06:12 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

Minibreak back!

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


06:10 (GMT)19 JAN 2018


The unseeded pair inches ahead to 2-0

06:08 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

And we have a tiebreak here.


06:06 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

Both the pairs have comfortable service games.

The unseeded pair inches ahead to 6-5

06:00 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

Easy hold from Mayer and Sousa.


05:57 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

After saving a couple of break points, Bopanna and ERV hold to make it 4-4

05:56 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

The 10th seeds are under pressure on serve and just saved a break point.


05:50 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

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


05:46 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

With two thunderous aces, Bopanna and ERV hold and make it 3-3

05:44 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

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

05:42 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

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

Break point to Bopanna and ERV

05:40 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

The Indo-French pair responds in fine fashion!

Holds to love.


05:38 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

Mayer and Sousa hold to love!

What a brilliant service game!


05:36 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

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

05:27 (GMT)19 JAN 2018


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

First set to Bopanna and ERV, 6-2

05:25 (GMT)19 JAN 2018


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


05:24 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

A couple of blazing forehand winners and it is break point to Bopanna and ERV.

05:21 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

But they found a backhand winner just on time to overcome the challenge.

Bopanna and ERV hold for a 4-2 lead.

05:19 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

Now the 10th seeds are struggling in serve.


05:15 (GMT)19 JAN 2018


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

05:10 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

The set continues to be evenly poised.


05:08 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

No service break so far.

Mayer and Sousa hold to inch ahead to 2-1

05:05 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

And Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin too have it easy in their first service game.


05:02 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

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


05:01 (GMT)19 JAN 2018

Good morning! We are under way

21:11 (GMT)18 JAN 2018

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.
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