French Open: Bopanna and Copil knock sixth seeds out

Bopanna and his partner saved all three breakpoints they faced in the match and converted one of the three chances they earned.

Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Marius Copil advanced to the second round of French Open (File photo).   -  AP Photo

Making a stupendous start to the French Open, India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Marius Copil knocked out sixth seeded Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus with a straight set win in the first round, here on Tuesday.

The unseeded Bopanna and Copil sent the South African-Kiwi pair packing with a 6-3, 7-6(1) win in the first round, which lasted one hour and 18 minutes.

Bopanna and his partner saved all three breakpoints they faced in the match and converted one of the three chances they earned.

Bopanna had reached the quarterfinal here last year and is thus saving 360 points.

Divij Sharan and Leander Paes are the other Indians featuring in the men’s doubles with their respective partners.

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