Nadal ousts Bopanna in China Open doubles

Rafael Nadal was part of Spain's Davis Cup team that whitewashed India 5-0 in the World Group play-off tie but Rohan Bopanna did not feature due to a knee injury.

Rafael Nadal and Rohan Bhopanna of Indian Aces in action in the men's doubles contest against Philippine Mavericks in the IPTL match.

Rafael Nadal and Rohan Bhopanna played together for Indian Aces in the International Premier Tennis League in 2015.   -  Sandeep Saxena

India's Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Daniel Nestor lost their opening match of China Open against Spanish great Rafael Nadal and Pablo Carreno Busta 6-7(7-3), 4-6 here on Monday.

Nadal was part of the Spanish Davis Cup team that whitewashed India 5-0 in the World Group play-off tie in New Delhi but Bopanna did not feature in the tie due to a knee injury. Saketh Myneni had played with Leander Paes in the doubles rubber, in which Nadal played with Marc Lopez.

Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann, the wild-card entrants, also lost their campaign in the USD 4,164,780 ATP 500 event against American Kack Sock and Australian Bernard Tomic despite dominating the first set. Paes and Begemann lost 6-3, 5-7, 7-10.