Maharashtra Open Highlights: Anderson sets up final with Karlovic

Catch the live score updates from Maharashtra Open semifinals doubles and singles matches.

Rohan Bopanna (left) and Divij Sharan, Asian Games Tennis gold-medallist, beat Leander Paes and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela in a tight contest to progress to the semifinals of the Maharashtra Open.   -  R. Ragu

Good evening, welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of Day 6 of Maharashtra Open.

Highlights

Kevin Anderson is into the final, where he will face Ivo Karlovic.

Anderson wins in straight sets! Gilles Simon put up a strong resistance in the second set which went to a tiebreaker. But Anderson emerged victorious 6-3, 7-6 (3).

10.13pm Kevin Anderson wins the first set 6-3 against Gilles Simon.

10.00pm Gilles Simon is serving 3-4, trying to get level with Kevin Anderson. The winner will take on Ivo Karlovic Saturday.

9.10pm Ivo Karlovic progresses to the final with a hard-fought 7-6 4-6 6-3 victory over Steve Darcis.

8.00pm Ivo Karlovic takes the first set 7-6.

7.30pm Ivo Karlovic and Steve Darcis have held their serve so far. The first set is level 3-3, but Steve Darcis is down 15-40 in his service game.

Next up is the first men's singles semifinal between Ivo Karlovic and Steve Darcis.

6.50pm Rohan Bopanna/Divij Sharan progress to the final of the Maharashtra Open by winning the super tiebreaker 15-13 after the teams had won a set apiece.

100

A good turnout for the men's doubles match at the Maharashtra Open.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

 

6.20pm The Indian pair loses the second set 6-3, taking us to a super tiebreaker to decide who progresses to the final.

6.10pm Rohan Bopanna/Divij Sharan serving to stay in the second set. They trail Ivan Dodig/Simone Bolelli 2-5.

6.00pm Bopanna/Divij's serve has been broken, giving Ivan Dodig/Simone Bolelli a 3-1 lead in the second set.

5.55pm Ivan Dodig/Simone Bolelli lead the second set 2-1. The Indian duo (Rohan Bopanna/Divij Sharan) on serve, though.

5.41pm Bopanna holds the serve and the Indian duo wins the first set 6-3. The game had gone to deuce, but Bopanna held his nerve and ensured the service break was consolidated!

5.35pm Bopanna/Sharan get the first service break to go 5-3 up, with Bopanna serving to seal the first set.

5.30pm Bopanna/Sharan hold their serve to take a 4-3 lead in the first set.

100

Divij Sharan receives the serve during the men's doubles semifinals of the Maharashtra Open.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

 

5.15pm The pairs hold their opening service games of the first set, which is currently 1-1.

First up will be the men's doubles semifinals match between Rohan Bopanna/Divij Sharan and Ivan Dodig/Simone Bolelli.

----------------------------

Yesterday, the Rohan Bopanna-Divij Sharan pair beat Leander Paes/Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela in the super tiebreaker to progress to the last-four, while Gilles Simon came from behind against Benoit Paire to progress.