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US Open: Rohan Bopanna's campaign in men's doubles ends

New York: Rohan Boapanna's campaign in the men's doubles ended after he and his Romanian partner Florin Mergea suffered a straight set loss in the quarterfinals of US Open tennis here yesterday.

Rohan Boapanna. Pic/AFP
Rohan Boapanna. Pic/AFP

The sixth seeded Indo-Romanian duo lost 6-7 3-6 to unseeded pair of Dominic Inglot of Great Britain and Sweden's Robert Lindstedt in a contest that lasted 80 minutes on court number 17.

Inglot and Lindstedt took 44 minutes to win the first set and 36 minutes to take the second. The Inglot-Lindstedt pair smashed five aces and 28 winners on their way to the semifinals, while Bopanna and Mergea hit six aces and 23 winners.

Bopanna and Mergea committed 13 unforced errors, one less than the winning duo. Bopanna is also in contention in the mixed doubles event where he and his partner Yung-Jan Chan are up against Leander Paes and Martina Hingis in the semifinals.

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