Australian Open: Bopanna, Sharan lose in men’s doubles

Combining with Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France, Bopanna lost to Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 6-4, 6-7(5), 3-6 while Sharan and Rajeev Ram suffered a 6-3, 6-7(4), 4-6 defeat at the hands of Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo.

Rohan Bopanna, partnering with Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France, lost his third round match at the Australian Open.   -  AP

India’s Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan lost their respective men’s doubles third round matches in the Australian Open here on Monday.

Combining with Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France, Bopanna lost to Oliver Marach of Austria and Croatia’s Mate Pavic 6-4, 6-7(5), 3-6 at the Melbourne Park.

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The match lasted a little over two hours and saw the Indo-French duo convert one out of two break points, while their opponents converted three out of 12 break points.

Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin had two aces compared to their opponents’ seven.

Divij Sharan

India's Divij Sharan, partnering Rajeev Ram, lost his third round doubles match at the Australian Open.   -  V. Sreenivasa Murthy

 

In an earlier match, the duo of Sharan and Rajeev Ram from the USA suffered a 6-3, 6-7(4), 4-6 defeat at the hands of Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Brazil’s world number one Marcelo Melo.

While Sharan and Ram converted two out of six break points, Lukasz and his partner converted two out of four break points. The third round match lasted two hours and 12 minutes.