Bopanna reaches Montreal final

Rohan Bopanna, in partnership with Ivan Dodig of Croatia, stormed into the final of Rogers Cup with a 4-6, 7-6(8), 11-9 win over Raven Klaasen of South Africa and Rajeev Ram of the U.S.

Rohan Bopanna is two wins away from winning the doubles title in Montreal.   -  V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Rohan Bopanna, in partnership with Ivan Dodig of Croatia, stormed into the final of Rogers Cup with a 4-6, 7-6(8), 11-9 win over sixth seeds Raven Klaasen of South Africa and Rajeev Ram of the U.S.

It took the Indo-Croatian pair one hour and 42 minutes to book its place in the final of the ATP 1000 event.

They had powered past Gael Monfils and Benoit Paire of France 6-2, 7-5 in the quarterfinals.

Ankita Raina in partnership with Bibiane Schoofs of the Netherlands won the doubles title in the $25,000 ITF women’s event in Belgium.

The Indo-Dutch combination saved a match point in the super tie-break to beat Marie Benoit and Megall Kempen of Belgium 11-9.

It was the third doubles title of the season for the 24-year-old Ankita, who has won eight other doubles titles and five singles titles in her career so far.

The results:

$4,917,120 ATP 1000, Montreal, Canada

Doubles: Semifinals: Ivan Dodig (Cro) & Rohan Bopanna bt Raven Klaasen (SA) & Rajeev Ram (U.S.) 4-6, 7-6(8), 11-9

Doubles (quarterfinals): Ivan Dodig (Cro) & Rohan Bopanna bt Gael Monfils & Benoit Paire (Fra) 6-2, 7-5.

$25,000 ITF women, Koksijde, Belgium

Doubles (final): Bibiane Schoofs (Ned) & Ankita Raina bt Marie Benoit & Megall Kempen (Bel) 3-6, 6-3, 11-9.