French Open 2022: Bopanna-Middelkoop enter men's doubles pre-quarterfinals, Ramkumar knocked out

India's Rohan Bopanna and his Dutch partner Matwe Middelkoop marched into the pre-quarterfinals of the French Open men's doubles event with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Andrey Golubev and Fabrice Martin.

FILE PHOTO: Rohan Bopanna's best performance at the clay court major is reaching the last-eight stage in 2011, 2016, 2018 and 2021.   -  GETTY IMAGES

India's Rohan Bopanna and his Dutch partner Matwe Middelkoop marched into the pre-quarterfinals of the French Open men's doubles event with a straight set win over Andrey Golubev and Fabrice Martin here on Thursday.

Bopanna and Middelkoop won the second round with a 6-3, 6-4 scoreline against their opponents in one hour and six minutes.

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The Indo-Dutch combo, seeded 16th, broke the from Kazakhstan-French pair at 4-4 in the second set and then Middelkoop served out the match at love.

Bopanna's best performance at the clay court major is reaching the last-eight stage in 2011, 2016, 2018 and 2021.

However, Ramkumar Ramanathan and his American partner Hunter Reese lost 3-6, 2-6 to the sixth-seeded Dutch-British duo of Wesley Koohlof and Neal Skupski in one hour 27 minutes.

Later in the day, Ramkumar will be in action in mixed doubles while Sania Mirza will begin her women's doubles campaign.

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