Bopanna-Mergea ousted from Vienna Open

The Indo-Romanian tennis combination of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea lost in the men’s doubles first round of the Vienna Open to veterans Julian Knowle and Daniel Nestor.

Rohan Bopanna is currently ranked 15th in the world in the Men's Doubles ATP rankings.   -  AP

The Indo-Romanian tennis combination of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea lost in the men’s doubles first round of the Vienna Open here.

Wild card but experienced pair of Julian Knowle (Austria) and Daniel Nestor (Canada) took an hour and 41 minutes to beat the fourth seeded Bopanna and Mergea 7—6(5), 5—7, 10—4 at the Wiener Stadthalle on Wednesday.

After sharing the first two sets it boiled down to the super tie—break where Knowle and Nestor easily pulled off the win.

Overall, eight double faults from the seeded pair also did not help them as they gave away points at crucial moments of the match.