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Bopanna loses in Paris Masters quarterfinal

Modified 20 Mar 2019, 14:54 IST

Paris, Nov 2 (IANS) Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin lost their Paris Masters men’s doubles quarterfinal tie here.

The fifth seeds dragged the match to the third set on Court 1 but lost to Croatian-Brazilian fourth seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo. Dodig-Melo won 7-6(5), 3-6, 10-4 Friday.

After sharing a set each, Dodig and Melo went all out in the super tie break winning all their points on their first serve while Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin were able to win only one of the seven return points.

Overall, the Indian-French pair also made twice the number of double faults, six, than their opponents which put them on the back foot at crucial junctures of the match.

Published 02 Nov 2013, 14:15 IST
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