Rohan Bopanna enters doubles semifinal in Dubai

Rohan Bopanna, in partnership with Marcin Matkowski of Poland, got past Florin Mergea of Romania and Viktor Troicki of Serbia 6-3, 6-4 in the doubles quarterfinals

Rohan Bopanna is two wins away from clinching the doubles title in Dubai.   -  M. Prabhu

Rohan Bopanna, in partnership with Marcin Matkowski of Poland, got past Florin Mergea of Romania and Viktor Troicki of Serbia 6-3, 6-4 in the doubles quarterfinals of the $2,617,160 ATP event in Dubai on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, in the $15,000 ITF women’s event in Spain, former Asian junior champion Snehadevi Reddy made the quarterfinals, while Karman Kaur Thandi was beaten 7-5, 6-3 by the top seed in the second round in a keen tussle that lasted two hours.

The results:

$2,617,160 ATP, Dubai

Doubles (quarterfinals): Marcin Matkowski (Pol) & Rohan Bopanna bt Florin Mergea (Rou) & Viktor Troicki (Srb) 6-3, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF men, Orlando, U.S.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jaume Pla Malfeito (Esp) & Ramkumar

Ramanathan bt Andrea Collarini (Arg) & Daniel Nolan (Aus) 6-2, 3-6, 10-8.

$25,000 ITF women, Clare, Australia

Doubles (quarterfinals): Beatriz Haddad Maia (Bra) & Genevieve Lorbergs (Aus) bt Abbie Myers (Aus) & Prarthana Thombare 6-2, 5-7, 10-7.

$15,000 ITF women, Palmanova, Spain

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Olga Saez Larra (Esp) bt Karman Kaur Thandi 7-5, 6-3; Snehadevi Reddy bt Ashid Wanja Brune Olsen (Nor) 6-2, 6-3;

First round: Snehadevi Reddy bt Emilie Francati (Den) 7-6(3), 7-6(2).