Bopanna-Vasselin win Tokyo title
India's Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin defeated Jamie Murray and John Peers 7-6(5), 6-4 to capture their first ATP World Tour team title yesterday at the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships.
The fourth seeds took 78 minutes to dispatch off their opponents. With the win, they also improved their chance of grabbing one of the five remaining spots at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London.
“The strategy worked well today,” said Bopanna. “We played as a team. Edouard is very solid on return and puts pressure on the serve.”