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Aus Open: Bopanna-Babos in mixed doubles quarters

January 23, 2018 15:19 IST

IMAGE: Rohan Bopanna, left, with Timea Babos. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

India's Rohan Bopanna and his Hungarian partner Timea Babos entered the quarter-finals of the Australian Open mixed doubles event with a comfortable victory in Melbourne, on Tuesday.

The fifth-seeded pairing of Bopanna and Babos beat Vania King and Croatia's Franko Skugor 6-4, 6-4.

 

The match, which lasted a little over an hour, saw Bopanna and Babos break in the third game of the opening set to take a 2-1 lead.

In the fifth game of the second set, Bopanna and Babos broke Skugor's and made it 3-2. The Indo-Hungarian pair sent down eight aces compared to their opponents' five.

Bopanna and Babos had beaten the unseeded Australian pairing of Whittington and Perez 6-2, 6-4 in the previous round.

They will face the unseeded pair of Juan Sebastian Cabal from Colombia and Abigail Spears of the US in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Bopanna remains the only Indian in title contention at the Australian Open.

Leander Paes, Purav Raja, Divij Sharan and Bopanna himself lost in the third round of the men's doubles competition on Monday.

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