Japan Open 2019: Bopanna, Sharan lose in quarterfinals

Rohan Bopanna, in partnership with Denis Shapovalov, lost the men's doubles quarterfinal match to Nikola Mektic and Franko Skugor at the Japan Open 2019.

The doubles pair of Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov lost to Nikola Mektic and Franko Skugor at the Japan Open 2019.   -  Getty Images

Rohan Bopanna in partnership with Denis Shapovalov of Canada was beaten 6-4, 5-7, 11-9 in the doubles quarterfinals by Nikola Mektic and Franko Skugor of Croatia at the Japan Open 2019, on Thursday.

Divij Sharan in partnership with Artem Sitak of New Zealand was also beaten in the quarterfinals in straight sets by the French second seeds Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

The quarterfinal entry was worth 90 ATP points and $15,500 each to the two teams.

In the Challenger in Barcelona, Ramkumar Ramanathan in partnership with Sergio Martos Gornes of Spain made the doubles semifinals, by beating Spaniards Inigo Cervantes and Oriol Roca Batalla 12-10 in the super tie-break.

In the ITF men’s Futures in Turkey, Adil Kalyanpur beat seventh seed Alexander Shevchenko of Russia 7-6(7), 6-4 in the pre-quarterfinals. He also made the doubles semifinals with Kelsey Stevenson of Canada.

In the ITF women’s tournament in South Africa, Zeel Desai made the singles quarterfinals and the doubles semifinals.

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The results:


$2,046,340 ATP-500, Tokyo, Japan

Doubles (quarterfinals):

Nikola Mektic & Franko Skugor (Cro) bt Denis Shapovalov (Can) & Rohan Bopanna 6-4, 5-7, [11-9]; Nicolas Mahut & Edouard Roger-Vasselin (Fra) bt Artem Sitak (Nzl) & Divij Sharan 7-6(5), 6-3.

€ 46,600 Challenger, Barcelona, Spain

Doubles (quarterfinals):

Sergio Martos Gornes (Esp) & Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Inigo Cervantes & Oriol Roca Batalla (Esp) 5-7, 6-3, [12-10].


$25,000 ITF men, Tay Ninh, Vietnam

Singles (pre-quarterfinals):

Yan Bai (Chn) bt Sidharth Rawat 6-1, 6-3;

Nam Hoang Ly (Vie) bt Manish Sureshkumar 6-3, 7-6(9).

Doubles (quarterfinals):

Sidharth Rawat & Manish Sureshkumar bt Alex Hung (Nzl) & Arthur Weber (fra) 4-6, 6-2, [10-1].


$15,000 ITF men, Nanchang, China

Singles (pre-quarterfinals):

Tsung-Hao Huang (Tpe) bt Vijay Sundar Prashanth 6-4, 7-5.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Anirudh Chandrasekar & Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt Yecong Mo & Weibowen Zou (Chn) 6-1, 7-5.


$15,000 ITF men, Antalya, Turkey

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Adil Kalyanpur bt Alexander Shevchenko (Rus) 7-6(7), 6-4.

Doubles (quarterfinals):

Kelsey Stevenson (Can) & Adil Kalyanpur bt Michalis Sakellaridis & Stefanos Sakellaridis (Gre) 6-3, 6-3.


$15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Singles (pre-quarterfinals):

Sathwika Sama bt Anastasiya Poplavska (Ukr) 6-1, 7-5; Victoria Kalaitzis (Bel) bt Aaliya Ebrahim 6-1, 6-2.


$15,000 ITF women, Pretoria, South Africa

Singles (pre-quarterfinals):

Caroline Romeo (Fra) bt Sri Vaishnavi Peddi Reddy 6-2, 6-4; Tina Nadine Smith (Aus) bt Snehal Mane 6-0, 6-2;

Zeel Desai bt Alexandra Riley (US) 6-1, 6-2.

Doubles (quarterfinals):

Tina Nadine Smith (Aus) & Demi Tran (Ned) bt Maria Vittoria Viviani (Ita) & Ashmitha Easwaramurthi 6-3, 4-6, [14-12];

Tamara Barad Itzhaki (Isr) & Adesuwa Osabuohien (US) bt Alexandra Riley (US) & Snehal Mane 6-3, 7-6(6);

Merel Hoedt (Ned) & Zeel Desai bt Clara Vlasselaer (Bel) & Sri Vaishnavi Peddi Reddy 6-1, 6-4.

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