Paris: Indian Tennis star Leander Paes and his partner Marcin Matkowski defeats England’s Jamie Murray and Brazil’s Bruno Soares and entered the men’s doubles quarterfinals in the French Open. Paes and his partner defeated their opponents by 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) margin.
Indias another Tennis player Rohan Bopanna and his partner Florin Mergea reached the quarters by beating United States Brian Baker and New Zealands Marcus Daniell 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-1 at the Roland Garros on Sunday.
Bopanna and Mergea did not lose serve even once as they won against the unseeded New Zealand-American duo. The opening set was strolls for the sixth seeds, which broke their rivals twice and held serve effortlessly to grab the initial edge.
However, Daniell and Baker clawed back in the second set by saving three break points and drastically improving their first serve. The set finally moved into a tie-break, which Daniell and Baker won to draw level in the match.
But the fightback did not last in the third set as Bopanna and Mergea broke them twice and returned rather well to emerge triumphant.
In another match, Paes and his Polish partner converted one break chance that they got in the opening set, while Soares and Murray could make use of just one of the five breakpoints that they got.
The set eventually went into a tie-break, which the Indo-Polish pair clinched to take an upper hand. The second set also went into the tie-break, where Paes and Matkowski managed to held on to their nerves to wrap up the match in style.
The Indo-Polish combo will next take on the formidable Bryan Brothers – Bob and Mike.