Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea enter Madrid Open final
The unseeded pair were pushed to the limit by the Spanish team of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez
Madrid, May 9 (IANS)
The unseeded Indian-Romanian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea beat the Spanish pair of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 7-6, 3-6, 11-9 to enter the men's doubles final of the Madrid Open on Saturday. The first set saw an intense battle between Bopanna-Mergea and the Spanish pair, with the Indian-Romanian duo ending on the winning side.
The Spanish pair never looked to give up at any point as they came hard at their opponent, winning the second set 6-2 in a one-sided battle.
But eventually Bopanna-Mergea held their nerves till the end to win the contest in the super tie breaker 11-9, sealing their place in the final.