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Roland Garros 2018, Men's Doubles Pre-quarterfinals: Rohan Bopanna & Edouard Roger-Vasselin vs Marcelo Melo & Lukasz Kubot, Live Match Updates

Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin def top seeds Kubot and Melo 6-4, 7-6(1) to enter the quarter-finals
Updated: 02 June 2018 19:33 IST - Published: 02 June 2018 16:43 IST
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That was a brutal domination by Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin in that tie-break! Absolutely did not give the top seeds any space to breathe!

The 13th seeds were the better team right from the beginning. And, despite giving up their break advantage in the second set, they never allowed the top seeds to get a set. 

This big win will give Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin tremendous amounts of confidence as they go deeper into the draw.
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Final score: Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin def Kubot and Melo 6-4, 7-6(1) in 1 hour 30 minutes to enter the quarter-finals!
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AND BOPANNA AND ROGER-VASSELIN HAVE WON!


THEY HAVE KNOCKED OUT THE TOP SEEDS AND REIGNING WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONS!!!!!
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5 MATCH POINTS FOR BOPANNA AND ROGER-VASSELIN!
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Timely interception at the net by Bopanna!

Up 5-1
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And the 13th seeds are up 4-1
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WHAT A RETURN FROM ROGER-VASSELIN!!!!!!

HE GETS THE MINI-BREAK!

3-1
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Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin lead 2-1
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1-1 in tie- break
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Roger-Vasselin cruises through his service game!

It's a tie-break now!
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No more service breakthrough!

Kubot and Melo hold their serve to go up to 6-5
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Bopanna faced trouble on serve when Kubot and Melo made it 30-30.

But he pulled out two big forehands to win his service game!

5-5
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Kubot and Melo hold their serve and are up 5-4
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And it continues to be all even!

4-4 now
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Melo holds his serve and the top seeds are up 4-3

Still on serve after that early exchange of breaks!
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And Bopanna passes a stern test as well!

Held his serve after his service game went to deuce!

3-3
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Kubot shows great character and resilience in holding serve after saving a break point!

It's 3-2 to the top seeds
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That is saved and Kubot now has a game point of his own
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And Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin again have a BREAK POINT!
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Now the pressure is back on the top seeds!

Kubot was struggling and went down 0-30 on serve, but now he has levelled it at 30-30
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AND HE IS BROKEN!

THE TWO TEAMS ARE NOW EVENLY POISED AT 2-2
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And now Roger-Vasselin faces a break point!
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It's a tight service game for the 13th seeds.

Deuce!
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Kubot and Melo produce a breezy hold and Roger-Vasselin is now serving at 2-1.

They have a break lead.
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Quick service hold for the Indo-French pair and they are now up 2-0
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AND THEY BREAK!!!!!

BOPANNA AND ROGER-VASSELIN ARE NOW UP A SET AND A BREAK!!!!!

1-0
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Kubot and Melo are really struggling!

In the first game of the second set, Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin have TWO BREAK POINTS!!!!
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BOPANNA HELD HIS SERVE! 

FIRST SET TO BOPANNA AND ROGER-VASSELIN AT 6-4

WHAT A START FOR THE 13TH SEEDS!
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AND HE HAS A SET POINT NOW!
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It turns out to be a tight game on the Bopanna serve!

30-30
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The top seeds held their serve and now trail 4-5
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kUBOT AND MELO ARE HAVING AN EASIER TIME ON SERVE NOW

THEY HAVE 2 GAME POINTS
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THE 13TH SEEDS HELD THEIR SERVE!

Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin are now up 5-3 in the first set!
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Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin saved a couple of break points. In a long service game, they now have a game point of their own.
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CAN THEY CONSOLIDATE?
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Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin came up with a masterclass of a return game to snatch a BREAK!!!!

THEY ARE NOW 4-3 UP WITH A BREAK!!!!
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It's 3-3 currently
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The 13th seeds managed to get 2 points off their serve but Kubot and Melo held on.

The top seeds lead 3-2
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The top seeds looking firmly in control on their serve.

40-15
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Despite a late threat, Roger-Vasslin and Bopanna hold their serve. 2-2
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His serving game has been really strong. 40-0
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Roger-Vasselin serving now.
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And they convert it! Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin trail 1-2
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Kubot and Melo lead 40-30, they have a game point
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The top seeds are now serving, will they be able to hold their serve?
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The match is underway and the score read 1-1.
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Apologies for the delay, we ran into a technical snag.
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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the French Open! Next us is: Rohan Bopanna/Edouard Roger-Vasselin vs Marcelo Melo/Lukasz Kubot 
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India's hopes at the French Open lie entirely on Rohan Bopanna now as Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan bowed out in men’s doubles. Meanwhile, Bobanna and Timea Babos of Hungary also lost their opening match against John Peers and Shuai Zhang, ending India's run in the mixed doubles category.

The 13th seeded pair of Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin eased past Taylor Fritz & Frances Tiafoe in the first round, defeating them 6-3, 6-1. The Indo-French pair was then up against the all-French combine of Benjamin Bonzi and Gregoire Jacq. This was also a relatively easy win for the duo and they sealed the match in just 48 minutes, the scoreline being 6-1, 6-2 in favour of Bopanna and Vasselin. A win here ensured their entry into the 3rd round. However, little did they know that they will be facing the top seeded pairing of Marcelo Melo and Lukasz Kubot in the Round of 16. Melo and Kubot are also the reigning Wimbledon champions.

A tough challenge awaits them in the Round of 16, yet the Indo-French duo have looked solid in their performances so far and have will certainly be up to it. Going all guns blazing right from the word go will be essential in this match. 

Bopanna won the French Open title alongside Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada 12 months ago in the mixed dounles category, however his chances of winning silverware for the country seem a little less likely this time around.