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Canadian Open: Paes-Murray, Bopanna crash out, India's chances gone

Om Shetty
Modified 15 Aug 2015
Paes and Andy Murray in action

Leander Paes and Andy Murray were ousted from the doubles at the Rogers Cup, also known as the Canadian Open, by the seventh-seeded pairing of Andy's older brother Jamie Murray and his doubles partner, John Peers of Australia. 

The Indo-British pair lost 6-4, 7-6(9) in an hour and 17 minutes at the Uniprix Stadium in Montreal, Canada.

Paes and the younger Murray, who is currently World No 3, had five opportunities to break their opponents but failed to convert their chances. 

Jamie Murray, asked how it felt to play his brother and win said "It was weird. We've only ever played together.It's weird to not get really pumped up when you play and every time you look down the other side of the net, that's your brother there. But I think we did well from a team point of view and I think me and Andy did a pretty good job of dealing with the situation, which was obviously not that natural. We're happy to win."

The loss ended India's representation in the tournament as Rohan Bopanna also lost his second round match against World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and his doubles partner Janko Tipsarevic. 
Published 15 Aug 2015, 11:55 IST
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