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As it happened: Rohan Bopanna/Gabriela Dabrowski lost to Hao-Ching Chan/Michael Venus, 6-4 3-6 [8-10]

Dabrowski/Bopanna [7] 6-4 3-6 [8-10] Chan/Venus [3]
Updated: 05 September 2017 06:01 IST - Published: 05 September 2017 04:34 IST
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AND IT'S OVER! 

A powerful smash ensures the third seeds enter the last four. Bopanna-Dabrowski fought well but will rue their missed chances in the match tiebreak.
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Dabrowski saves one match point with some fine net play and now, Bopanna has held his next two serves!

9-8! Venus to serve!
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FOUR MATCH POINTS TO CHAN/VENUS!
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Dabrowski to serve at 8-3 down and the Indo-Canadian pair win the two points. 

Chan to serve at 8-5 now!
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Another break! Chan/Venus now lead 7-2 and have two serves.
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1-6 now! Chan holds her serve on both occasions.
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At the interval, the third seeds lead 5-1.
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MINIBREAK! 

Chan/Venus now lead 4-1.
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1-2! Chan/Venus lead now!

We're still on serve after three points.
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1-0 Bopanna/Dabrowski!

A deft volley from the Canadian wins them the opening point.
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SECOND SET TO CHAN/VENUS!

Into the super tie-break we go!
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Break again! From 40-0, Dabrowski is unable to win another point on her serve. 

The third seeds will now serve for the set!
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ON SERVE NOW! 

From 0-40, Chan makes it 30-40 but is unable to handle Dabrowski volleyed backhand and concedes the break.
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Bopanna holds his serve to 15! Into the seventh game we go now.
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Venus consolidates the break! 4-1 after a comfortable hold of serve.
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The third seeds break!

On the deciding point, Chan produces a fine forehand return.
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Deciding point in the third game and Chan holds!

Dabrowski chips and charges but has no answer to Chan's powerful forehand.
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1-1!

Bopanna holds his serve to love, thanks to a huge ace and some smart net play by Dabrowski.
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Venus sees through the first game of the second set on his serve.

From 40-15, the Indo-Canadian pair take it to deuce. But a serve on the deciding point ensures the third seeds hold.
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FIRST SET TO BOPANNA/DABROWSKI! 6-4!

From 0-15, they win the next three points. A double fault and a strong return by Chan takes it to deuce. On the deciding point, Bopanna clinches the set with a brilliant forehand lob after an intense rally.
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Venus to serve next and he holds to 15!

Now, Bopanna with the chance to serve for the first set.
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Dabrowski serves next and takes the first three points thanks to unforced errors by Chan/Venus.

Chan produces two brilliant winners on the next two, though but pulls the forehand return wide to hand the seventh seeds the game. 5-3!
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BREAK!

Dabrowski produces a fine volley on the deciding point! 4-3!
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3-3! Bopanna/Dabrowski hold the sixth game to love.
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What a hold! 

Two double faults meant the score was 15-40 but the third seeds come back well to take the next three points and the game.