Australian Open: Bopanna-Babos pair in mixed doubles reach quarters

first_img× SHARE Rohan Bopanna now remains the only Indian in title contention at the Grand Slam. COMMENT SHARE SHARE EMAIL India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Hungarian partner Timea Babos entered the quarterfinals of the Australian Open mixed doubles event with a straight-set win, here today. The fifth-seeded pairing of Bopanna and Babos beat USA’s Vania King and Croatia’s Franko Skugor 6-4 6-4 at the Melbourne Park.The match, which lasted a little over an hour, saw Bopanna and Babos break in the third game of the opening set to take a 2-1 lead. In the fifth game of the second set, Bopanna and Babos broke Skugor’s and made it 3-2. The Indo-Hungarian pair sent down eight aces compared to their opponents’ five.Bopanna and Babos had dispatched the unseeded Australian pairing of Whittington and Perez 6-2 6-4 in the previous round. They will face the unseeded pair of Juan Sebastian Cabal from Colombia and Abigail Spears from the USA in the quarter finals tomorrow.Bopanna now remains the only Indian in title contention at the Australian Open. Leander Paes, Purav Raja, Divij Sharan and Bopanna himself lost in the third round of the men’s doubles competition yesterday. tenniscenter_img Published on Rohan Bopanna now remains the only Indian in title contention at the Australian Open. File Photo   –  The Hindu January 23, 2018 Rohan Bopanna now remains the only Indian in title contention at the Australian Open. File Photo   –  The Hindu COMMENTSlast_img

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