India’s Rohan Bopanna teamed up with Canada’s Denis Shapovalov to enter the quarter-finals of the Rotterdam Open with a hard-fought victory over Australia’s John Peers and Michael Venus.
The Indo-Canadian pair defeated Peers-Venus 7-6 6-7 10-8 in a thrilling match at the ATP 500 event.
Divij Sharan, too, reached the men’s doubles quarter-finals at the New York Open on Tuesday. The Indian paired up with Russia’s Artem Sitak to defeat top seeds Austin Krajicek and Franko Skugor 7-6, 6-3 in the round of 16.
The Indo-Russian pair with face America’s Steve Johnson and Reilly Opelka in the next round of the ATP 250 event on Thursday.
After winning the first set tie-break, the duo of Bopanna and Shapovalov lost the second in another close tie-break, as fortunes fluctuated.
However, the 39-year-old Bopanna brought all his experience into play and was helped by Shapovalov’s resolve to fight till the end.
Bopanna and Shapovalov will next face the fourth-seeded pair of Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau on Thursday.
(With inputs from PTI)