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Bopanna-Marach enter the quarterfinals of Paris Masters

Paris Masters

PARIS, November 5: India’s Rohan Bopanna and Austrian Oliver Marach stunned ninth seeds Fabrice Martin and Jean-Julien Rojer in a hard-fought second round encounter to enter the men’s doubles quarterfinals of the Paris Masters tennis tournament here.
The unseeded Indo-Austrian pair came from behind to defeat their fancied rivals 3-6, 6-4, 10-8 in the round of 16 tie Wednesday night.
After losing the first set, the duo of Bopanna and Marach won the second to put the pressure on the French-Dutch pair.
In the tie breaker, the 40-year-old Bopanna brought all his experience into play and was helped by Marach’s resolve to win the match.
The Indian-Austrian duo will face the eighth seed pairing of Edouard RogerVasselin and Jurgen Melzer in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Bopanna and Marach had defeated the Serbian pair of Dusan Lajovicand Nikola Cacic 7-5, 7-6 to move into the round of 16. (PTI)