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Rio Olympics 2016: Matkowski/Kubot beat Paes/Bopanna

Poland beat India 6-4, 7-6 as Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna see a first round exit at the Olympic Games.
Updated: 06 August 2016 21:12 IST - Published: 06 August 2016 19:17 IST
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Poland beats India 6-4, 7-6 with Marcin Matkowski and Lukasz Kubot victorious over Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna.

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7-6 to the Polish pair in the second set tiebreak. And we're done here as Paes and Bopanna crash out of the Olympic Games.

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Not yet...Poland level up to 6-6! 

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6-5 to INDIA in the second set tiebreak. Set point India? 

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5-4 Poland. We're inching closer and closer to that moment now. The moment of truth. Who stays, and who goes?

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But wait, there's more! 4-3 now to Poland.

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There was a tenacious fight back from India in the second after Poland looked quite set to wrap things up. Right now though, they're back there.

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3-1 to Poland now in the tiebreak. They're taking this quite quickly.

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POL 2-1 IND in the second set tiebreak.

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India aren't able to consolidate on that break, sadly, which takes us to 6-6 in the second set. We'll now see the players fight it out in a second set tiebreak to see if this match ends here, or we go to a decider.

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It's 6-6 now. Second set tiebreak! 

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This is a golden chance for India to get right back into this match! This could go to a deciding set if they play their cards right. Can they bring back the strong attack from set 1?

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And Leander Paes isn't done fighting. At 6-5 now, India will serve for the second set. Is there more in this match than we thought?

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Good news for India - they BREAK! 

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BREAK POINT! Can Bopanna and Paes take back some control? 

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And he does it! Temporary respite for India as they level the second set at 5-5. They're not done just yet...

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Can Leander Paes, with India serving to stay in the match, pull this one off? It seems like an unlikely task but if anyone could do it, it would be Paes.

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It's grim scenes for India at their doubles match. Hopefully the mixed and women's doubles can see more success for the team.

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Poland are now up 5-4! It's up to Leander Paes to help keep India in this.

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Lukasz Kubot has played some outstanding tennis today. He's been instrumental in helping secure the first set for Poland! 

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So the advantage  - and not in the tennis sense, currently lies with Matkowski and Kubot. 

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Holding serves strong now. 4-4 to Kubot and Matkowski as each team holds their service games... but given that the Polish pair started the second set on serve, the ball is still in their court. (Excuse the pun!)

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We did see a lot more attacking tennis in the first set, though, and the energy seems to have dropped somewhat.

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Paes and Bopanna consolidate to avoid giving Poland a 4-2 lead and it's going evenly in the second, as it was in the first. 

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It's 3-3 as the Indians hold serve!