Rohan Bopanna [ Images ] and his British partner Colin Fleming fought their way to the semifinals of the ATP Open 13, edging past James Cerretani and Adil Shamasdin, in Marseille [ Images ].
The second seeded Indo-American pair overcame a stiff resistance from the American-Canadian pair for 6-3, 6-7(2), 10-7 win in the quarter-finals of the euro 528,135 hard court event.
Bopanna and Fleming next face third seeded pair of Austria's Julian Knowle and Slovakia's Filip Polasek, who had an easy 6-4, 6-2 win over Jerzy Janowicz and Frederik Nielsen.
India's [ Images ] singles challenge had ended with the defeat of Somdev Devvarman [ Images ], who went down fighting against Australia's [ Images ] Bernad Tomic in the second round.
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