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Aegon C'ships: Bopanna-Dodig storm into semi-finals

June 22, 2017 13:36 IST

Paes-Shamsasdin also in last four

India's Rohan Bopanna

IMAGE: India's Rohan Bopanna. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian doubles partner Ivan Dodig got the better of Australia's John Peers and Finland's Henri Kontinen to book their place in the semi-finals of the Aegon Championships in London on Wednesday.

The Indo-Croatian duo started the quarter-final clash of the Wimbledon warm-up event strongly as they led 7-6 after the first game.

However, Bopanna and Dodig went down in the second before fighting back to eventually clinch a 7-6, 4-6, 10-2 win over the Australian-Finnish duo in a thrilling encounter.

Bopanna and Dodig will now lock horns with the winners of another last-eight clash between the French duo of Julien Benneteau-Edouard Roger-Vasselin and America's Bryan brothers.

In another men's doubles clash, India's Leander Paes and Canada's Adil Shamasdin also stormed into the last-four after registering a comfortable 7-6, 6-2 win over the Chilean- Belarusian team of Hans Podlipnik-Castillo and Andrei Vasilevski.

Paes and Shamasdin will take on the Australian duo of Luke Saville and John Millman for a place in the final. 

Source: ANI