Ramkumar-Bopanna pair enters quarterfinals in Adelaide

India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan and Rohan Bopanna entered the men’s doubles quarterfinals of Adelaide International 1, an ATP 250 event.

FILE PHOTO: Rohan Bopanna (left) and Ramkumar Ramanathan.   -  SREENIVASA MURTHY V.

Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan combined well to beat the eighth seeds Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow to enter the doubles quarterfinals of the $521,000 ATP tennis tournament in Australia on Wednesday.

In the other ATP event in Melbourne, Yuki Bhambri in partnership with Michael Venus of New Zealand was beaten 6-4, 6-4 in the doubles first round by Tallon Griekspoor and Andrea Vavassori.

In the Challenger in Italy, qualifier Sasikumar Mukund beat Francesco Forti 7-6(3), 6-3. In the pre-quarterfinals, he will play another qualifier Denis Yevseyev, who put out sixth Goncalo Oliveira in straight sets.

In the women’s WTA 500 event, India’s Sania Mirza and her Ukrain’s Nadiia Kichenok overcame a first-set thrashing to knock out second seeds Gabriella Dabrowski and Giuliana Olmos 1-6, 6-3, 10-8.

The results:

$521,000 ATP, Adelaide, Australia

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Rohan Bopanna & Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Nathaniel Lammons & Jackson Withrow (US) 6-7(4), 7-6(3), [10-4].

$521,000 ATP, Melbourne, Australia

Doubles (first round): Tallon Griekspoor (Ned) & Andrea Vavassori (Ita) bt Michael Venus (Nzl) & Yuki Bhambri 6-4, 6-4.

€32,160 Challenger, Forli, Italy

Singles (first round): Sasikumar Mukund bt Francesco Forti (Ita) 7-6(3), 6-3.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Marco Bortolotti (Ita) & Arjun Kadhe bt Nick Chappell (US) & Yu Hsiou Hsu (Tpe) 2-6, 6-4, [12-10].

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