Bopanna loses doubles final in Dubai

It was the second final of the season for the 37-year-old Bopanna, ranked 24 in the world.

India's Rohan Bopanna (rear left), and Poland's Marcin Matkowski make a return to Netherlands' Jean-Julien Rojer and Romania's Horia Tecau during the doubles final of the Dubai Tennis Championships.   -  AP

Rohan Bopanna in partnership with Marcin Matkowski of Poland was beaten 4-6, 6-3, 10-3 by fourth seeded Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands and Horia Tecau of Romania in the doubles final of the $2,617,160 ATP Tour tennis tournament in Dubai on Saturday.

It was the second final of the season for the 37-year-old Bopanna, ranked 24 in the world, after his triumph in the Chennai Open with Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan.

The champion team collected $167,570 and 500 ATP points and the runner-up had to be content with $77,140 and 300 points.

Meanwhile, Ramkumar Ramanathan lost the doubles final in the ITF Futures in Orlando with Jaume Pla Malfeito of Spain. Sood twins, Chandril and Lakshit lost the doubles final in a similar event in Egypt.

The results:

$2,617,160 ATP Tour, Dubai: Doubles (final): Jean-Julien Rojer (Ned) & Horia Tecau (Rou) bt Marcin
Matkowski (Pol) & Rohan Bopanna 4-6, 6-3, 10-3.

$15,000 ITF men, Orlando, U.S.: Doubles (final): Connor Smith & Rhyne Williams (US) bt Jaume Pla
Malfeito (Esp) & Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt: Doubles (final): Adrian Andrzejczuk (Pol) & Daniil Zarichanskyy (Ukr) bt Chandril Sood & Lakshit Sood 4-6, 6-3, 10-3.

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