Rogers Cup: Bopanna-Shapovalov ousted in semis

The Indo-Canadian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov suffered a straight sets loss to the Dutch duo of Robin Haase and Wesley Koolhof in the Rogers Cup men's doubles semifinal.

Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov were ousted in the semifinal of the Rogers Cup. (File Image)   -  Twitter

Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov were knocked out of the Rogers Cup after losing 6-7 (3), 6-7 to the Dutch duo of Robin Haase and Wesley Koolhof in the men's doubles semifinal.

The Indo-Canadian pair got off to a strong start and broke twice to take a 4-2 lead, but their Dutch opponents fought back to force the first set to a tiebreaker. It was one-way traffic here as Haase and Koolhof won three points at a stretch to pocket the set.

The second set saw neither team able to break serve and lead to another tiebreaker. Bopanna and Shapovalov had a set point at 6-5, but squandered it and the Dutchmen went on to seal the win off their second match point.

Haase and Koolhof will now face the Spanish-Argentine pair of Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos in the title clash.

The Indo-Canadian pair had earlier got a walkover in their quarterfinal clash against France’s Benoit Paire and Swiss Stan Wawrinka. Bopanna and Shapovalov had knocked out the fourth seed French pair of Nichola Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin before defeating Kyle Edmund and Taylor Fritz in straight sets in the round of 16.