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2015 US Open Day 8 doubles preview: Paes-Hingis, Bopanna and Johnson-Querrey to play

Abhishek Jain
SENIOR ANALYST
Preview
07 Sep 2015, 19:46 IST

 India in action on Day 8We head into the 2nd week at the 2015 US Open after what has been a remarkable turn of events at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York City.We have seen a lot of upsets in the first week as the number one seeded Bryan Brothers were knocked out in the 1st round in the Men’s doubles category. The Ladies draw is now truly open as Caroline Wozniacki and Gabrine Muguruza have both lost their round 2 matches.Let us have a look at some of the important doubles matches on day 8:

#1 Rohan Bopanna/Florin Mergea (6) vs Daniel Nestor/Edward Roger-Vasselin (9)

Bopanna/Mergea-Nestor/Edward
Rohan Bopanna/Florin Mergea will take on Daniel Nestor and Edouard Roger-Vasselin

Category: Mixed Doubles

The Indian-Romanian duo of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea will take on the Canadian-French pair of Daniel Nestor and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the 3rd round match at the 2015 US Open.

The number 6 seeded Indo-Romanian pair progressed through to round 3 with comfortable straight set victories over the doublet of Austin Krajicek/Nicholas Monroe(6-3,6-4) in the first round and the pair of Mariusz Fyrstenberg/Santiago Gonzalez(6-3,7-6) in the second round, while the Canadian-French duo also won their matches without dropping a set against Chris Guccione/Andre Sa(6-4,6-4) and Jeremy Chardy/Lukasz Kubot(6-2,7-5) in the 1st round and the 2nd round respectively.

The two pairs have not met on the professional circuit and the element of surprise can come into play for the teams.

Prediction: The Indo-Romanian pair of Bopanna and Mergea to go through to the quarter-finals.

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