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Roland Garros 2018, Mixed Doubles Round 1: Rohan Bopanna & Timea Babos vs Shuai Zhang & John Peers, Live Match Updates

Babos and Bopanna lose 2-6, 3-6
Updated: 01 June 2018 18:14 IST - Published: 01 June 2018 16:57 IST
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That said, the opponents were always supposed to be tough.

Peers is World No. 7 in men's doubles and a former winner of the Australian Open men's doubles title while Zhang is a pretty handy doubles player herself.

And they brought that best level in this match.
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12 months ago, Bopanna won the title and now he has to endure a first round exit!
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BABOS AND BOPANNA ARE OUT!!!! 

2-6, 3-6 

IT IS A BIG UPSET!!!!!!
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BREAK!!!!!

BABOS AND BOPANNA BROKEN!!!!!!

THEY ARE NOW ONE GAME AWAY FROM EXITING THE TOURNAMENT AT 3-5

CAN THEY BREAK BACK?
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Zhang and Peers too respond with a hold!

4-3 up now

Babos and Bopanna wiil look to make it 4-4
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Babos and Bopanna refused to give up this time!

It's a hold for them and they have made it 3-3
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Zhang and Peers have held their serve to have a 3-2 lead.

They have now forced a deuce on their opponents' serve
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Babos and Bopanna held their serve and levelled the score at 2-2.

They look to have weathered the storm, for the moment.
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AND BOPANNA AND BABOS BREAK BACK! WHAT A TURNAROUND!!!!!!


CAN THEY NOW HOLD THEIR SERVE?

THEY ARE AT 1-2
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DISASTER LOOMING FOR THE SEEDED PAIR!

BABOS AND BOPANNA LOSE THEIR SERVE IN THE SECOND SET, AS WELL!

TRAILING AT 0-2
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Babos and Bopanna began the second set well with much better returns. They pushed it to a 30-30 game but Zhang and Peers still held on!

1-0 to the Chinese-Australian pair
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Things are going downhill for the Australian Open runners-up now.

They lost their serve again.

Zhang and Peers take the first set 6-2
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Their returns haven't been sharp enough to cause damage to their opponents' serve.

Bopanna and Babos now trail 2-5

Will serve to stay in the first set
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The seventh seeds again faced a lot of trouble on their serve, but they survived!

It went to a deuce but they managed to hold and now trail 2-4
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But currently it is a big challenge for them.

The seventh seeds trail 1-4
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Bopanna is the defending champion at Roland Garros. He won the title last year with Gaby Dabrowski. 

Also, Bopanna and Babos made a fine start to their partnership at the Australian Open this year, where they reached the final.
They will surely not go out without a fight!
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Babos and Bopanna in dire straits now, having conceded their serve.

They trail 1-3
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Zhang and Peers held their serve to love to lead 2-1
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Action is under way!

The two teams started with a comfortable hold of serve and they are now evenly poised at 1-1
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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the French Open. In mixed doubles, Rohan Bopanna will lead India's challenge at Roland Garros alongside Hungary's Timea Babos.

The Indo-Hungarian pair began their partnership on a solid note at the Australian Open as they made it to the final where they lost to Gabriela  Dabrowski and Mate Pavic. Last year, Bopanna ad claimed the French Open mixed doubles title alongside Dabrowski 

Bopanna and Babos take on Peers, who is the World No. 7 in men’s doubles, and Zhang, who is a handy doubles player herself. The seventh seeds will be looking to make a positive start, stay tuned.
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