Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea storm into the finals of the ATP World Tour
The Indo-Romanian pair beat Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo in straight sets 6-4 6-2, in less than an hour to reach the finals.
Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea eased into the doubles finals of the ATP World Tour finals, in London. The Indo-Romanian pair overcame Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo in straight sets 6-4 6-2, in less than an hour to reach the final with ease.
The pair, made easy work and capitalised on the errors by the number 3 seeds, and additionally their high first serve percentage seemed to tilt the match in their favour early on from the first set.
Bopanna and Mergea served well right from the word go, and made their opponents sweat. They broke the Bosnian-Brazilian pair in the sixth game of the first set, and soon after wrapped the first set 6-4 in their favour. The duo rallied on in the second set as well, but this time with more aggression and capitalised on the unforced errors.
The second set was evenly poised at 2-2, before Bopanna/Mergea stepped up on the gas, and broke their opponent the very next game, and eventually winning the next 3 games to seal the set and the match, and rally on to the finals.
By virtue of their victory, the Indo-Romanian pair denied Dodig/Melo the number 1 ranking at the end of the season. Bopanna/Mergea pair will face either the Bryan brothers or Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau in the final to be played on Sunday.
Score: Rohan Bopanna/Florin Mergea beat Ivan Dodig/Marcelo Melo 6-4 6-2.