Rohan Bopanna in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo

Rohan Bopanna continued to strike it hot, on clay, as he, in partnership with Edouard Roger-Vasselin, beat the seventh seeds, Jamie Murray of Britain and Bruno Soares of Brazil, 3-6, 6-4, 11-9, in the doubles pre-quarterfinals, of the ATP Masters tennis tournament, in Monte Carlo, on Thursday.

In the quarterfinals, Rohan Bopanna (left) and douard Roger-Vasselin (right) will play Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah of Colombia. (File Photo)   -  Getty Images

Rohan Bopanna continued to strike it hot, on clay, as he, in partnership with Edouard Roger-Vasselin, beat the seventh seeds, Jamie Murray of Britain and Bruno Soares of Brazil, 3-6, 6-4, 11-9, in the doubles pre-quarterfinals, of the ATP Masters tennis tournament, in Monte Carlo, on Thursday. In the quarterfinals, Bopanna and his partner will play Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah of Colombia.

In the $50,000 Challenger in China, Prajnesh Gunneswaran knocked out eighth seed Alex Bolt of Australia, in straight sets, to set up a quarterfinal clash, against third seed Quentin Halys of France.

Fellow Davis Cupper Ramkumar Ramanathan also cruised into the quarterfinals and will play Aleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazakhstan.

In the ITF women’s circuit, Sai Samhitha beat Jelena Stojanovic of Australia, to make the quarterfinals, in Egypt, while Pranjala Yadlapalli subdued Vitalia Stamat, in three sets, to make the semifinals, in Kazakhstan.

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The results:

€5,238,735 ATP Masters, Monte Carlo, Monaco Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Edouard Roger-Vasselin (Fra) & Rohan Bopanna bt Jamie Murray (GBR) & Bruno Soares (Bra) 3-6, 6-4, 11-9.

$100,000 Challenger men, Sarasota, US Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Luke Bambridge & Jonny O’Mara (GBR) bt Andrea Arnaboldi (Ita) & Sathi Reddy Chirala 6-2, 6-1.

$50,000 Challenger men, Nanchang, China Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Vaclav Safranek (Cze) 7-5, 6-1; Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt Alex Bolt (Aus) 7-6(5), 6-1.

$25,000 ITF men, Abuja, Nigeria Doubles (quarterfinals): Aryan Goveas & Karunuday Singh bt Takanyi Garanganga (Zim) & Joseph Imeh Ubonn (Ngr) 6-4, 6-3.

$25,000 ITF men, Bukhara, Uzbekistan Doubles (quarterfinals): Alexander Pavlioutchenkov & Evgeny Tyurnev (Rus) bt Shahbaaz Khan & Sidharth Rawat 6-4, 6-2.

$15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Sai Samhitha bt Jelena Stojanovic (Aus) 6-3, 6-3; Irina Fetecau (Rou) bt Kanika Vaidya 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Melanie Klaffner (Aut) & Anna Morgina (Rus) bt Sai Samhitha & Nidhi Chilumula 6-4, 6-2.

$15,000 ITF women, Shymkent, Kazakhstan Singles (quarterfinals): Pranjala Yadlapalli bt Vitalia Stamat (Mda) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2.

Doubles (semifinals): Dariya Detkovskaya & Zhibek Kulambayeva (Kaz) bt Valeriya Pogrebnyak (Rus) & Pranjala Yadlapalli 6-4, 6-3.