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Rio Olympics 2016,Tennis India Live: Mirza/Bopanna vs Stosur/Peers Live Commentary and Updates

India beat Australia 7-5, 6-4.
Updated: 12 August 2016 03:49 IST - Published: 12 August 2016 01:02 IST
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We will be back with our live tennis coverage tomorrow. Until then, it's goodbye from us, and good night!

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Sania and Bopanna will play their quarterfinal tomorrow at 12 am IST, against the winner of the match between Andy Murray / Heather Watson and David Ferrer / Carla Suarez Navarro. That's a tough match-up, no matter who wins!

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This is a great start for Sania and Bopanna, and a confirmation of their high seeding. They've never lost a match when they've represented India, and they were in the driver's seat today the moment they got that break of serve in the first set. While Bopanna's serve was a little shaky, he was excellent at the net and quite solid off the baseline. Sania, meanwhile, served brilliantly and unleashed her forehand on more than one occasion, and the Aussies were left non-plussed at the constant barrage coming from the other end.

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MATCH POINT!

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The Indians had a chance to break for the match but haven't. Now they'll serve for it.

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And there it is! The Indian team is through to the mixed doubles quarterfinals!!!

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2 match points for Bopanna and Sania!

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Bopanna has consistently outwitted Stosur with the serve out wide, and the Indians are now 2 points away from the match.

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Peers manages to get in a tough hold, which means the Indians will have to serve it out. Bopanna is due to take the ball in his hands any moment now, and he'd be favoured to get the job done. He hasn't been entirely flawless with his serve today though, so it'll be interesting to see whether there are any tense moments in this game.

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Stosur/Peers 40-30... and now Mirza takes it to deuce! A break seals the match.

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Fantastic down-the-line backhand from Bopanna elicits a volley error from Stosur, and we're at deuce.

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But he comes up with a big serve just when he needed it, to give the Aussies game point at 40-30.

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The Peers serve is totally unraveling right now, as he's coming up with one double fault after another.

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Mirza and Bopanna need to break this game to win set and match - can they do it? 

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Straight down the line from Sania Mirza! If this were cricket, it would be a beautiful cover drive. Mirza thwacks it straight down midway through and the pair capitalize on win the game. They're now leading 5-3.

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So Sania holds comfortably YET again, which means the Indians are just 1 game away from wrapping up this match! Meanwhile, news has just filtered in that Nadal and Muguruza have withdrawn from the mixed doubles, while the top 2 seeded teams have been knocked out. The chances of Sania and Bopanna winning a medal have just got a whole lot brighter.

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There seems to be something magical in Sania's serve today, as neither Peers nor Stosur seem capable of returning it! And a lucky net-chord gives the Indians 2 game points for a 5-3 lead.

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Stosur pulls out a tough hold, but the Indians still have the break lead. Sania hasn't been broken yet in this match, and her serve will once again be put under scrutiny as she and Bopanna look to put this match to bed. Will she remain as solid on her serve as she's been thus far?

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Yet another double fault from the Aussies, this time from Stosur! The quality of play has dipped a little in the last 15 minutes. 30-30.

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That was a bad forehand miss by Sania, and she lets go of the opportunity to put the Aussies' serve under pressure again. 30-15.

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And they hold! Mirza and Bopanna lead 4-2 here and will want to close this out quickly.

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Bopanna comes up with a clutch hold, and the Indians are just two games away from winning this match! You've got to say that they were let off the hook a little by the Aussies in that game though.

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Whoa, Sania got lucky with that overhead there, which she shanked all the way up to the baseline. It fell just in though, and the Indians have game point for a 4-2 lead.

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Another great second serve from Bopanna! 30-30.

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An excellent kick serve on the second delivery brings it back to 15-30. He'll need to get his 1st serve in now though.