Bopanna-Cuevas roll into Australian Open second round

| Updated: Jan 18, 2017 18:43 IST

Melbourne [Australia], Jan.18 (ANI): Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas produced a sublime performance to march into the second round of the men's doubles event at the Australian Open here on Wednesday. The Indo- Uruguay pair registered a 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) win over Brazilian-Argentinian duo of Thomaz Belluci and Maximo Gonzalez in a thrilling opening round contest that lasted one hour and 24 minutes. Bopanna and Cuevas remained dominated throughout the match, breaking their opponents serve once in each set. However, Belluci-Gonzalez broke back in the second set to take the match to the tie-breaker which was eventually sealed by Bopanna and Cuevas. Bopanna and Cuevas will now face the winner of the contest between Robin Haase-Florian Mayer and Alex Bolt-Bradley Mousley. Earlier in the day, fifth-seed Kei Nishikori stormed into the third round of the first major of the season after posting a comfortable 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 win over France's Jeremy Chardy in the contest that lasted two hours and seven minutes. (ANI)
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