Indian Wells: Bopanna-Cuevas knocked out by Djokovic-Troicki

Bopanna and Cuevas lost 6-2, 3-6, 10-7 in the opening round to the Serbian combination in one hour and six minutes. The winners logged 55 points, just two more than Bopanna and Cuevas

Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas were playing their third tournament together this season and have managed to win just one match at the Australian Open   -  AP

 

Rohan Bopanna in partnership with Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay was beaten 2-6, 6-3, 10-7 by Novak Djjokovic and Viktor Troicki of Serbia in the doubles first round of the $7,913,405 BNP Paribas Open tennis event in Indian Wells.

The first round exit meant no ATP points for Bopanna and partner who shared $13,550. Leander Paes needed a wild card entry in partnership with Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina, and the duo was scheduled to play Gilles Muller of Luxembourg and Sam Querrey of the US in the first round.

The results:

$7,913,405 BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, US

Doubles (first round): Novak Djokovic & Viktor Troicki (Srb) bt Pablo Cuevas (Uru) & Rohan Bopanna 2-6, 6-3, 10-7.