Madrid Open doubles: Bopanna, Shapovalov cruises to second round

The Indo-Canadian pair beat Marc Lopez and Jaume Muna in the first round and will face top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the pre-quarterfinals.

Rohan Bopanna in second round of the ATP-1000 tennis tournament.   -  Getty Images

Former world No.3 Rohan Bopanna’s fortunes changed for the better, as he is in partnership with Denis Shapovalov beat Marc Lopez and Jaume Munar 7-6(4), 6-4 in the doubles first round of the ATP-1000 tennis tournament in Madrid on Monday.

The Indo-Canadian pair will challenge the top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah of Colombia in the pre-quarterfinals.

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Meanwhile, the country’s brightest young talent, the 13-year-old Manas Dhamne opened with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Gianluca Marin of Switzerland in the first round of the ITF grade-3 junior tennis tournament in Sierre, Switzerland.

The results:

€3,226,325 ATP, Madrid, Spain Doubles (first round): Denis Shapovalov (Can) & Rohan Bopanna bt Marc Lopez & Jaume Munar (Esp) 7-6(4), 6-4.

ITF grade-3 juniors, Sierre, Switzerland Singles (first round):
Manas Dhamne bt Gianluca Marin (Sui) 6-4, 6-4.

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