Fifth seeds Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin booked a quarter-final berth in the ATP Paris Masters, but Leander Paes and Daniel Nestor were ousted after a straight sets defeat, in Paris, on Thursday.
Bopanna and his French partner defeated the American pair of John Isner and Nicholas Monroe 7-6(2), 7-5 in 73 minutes.
There was no break of serve in the opening set even though the Americans faced four break chances, while Indo-French team saved the only chance they faced before prevailing in the tie-breaker.
In the second set too, Bopanna-Vasselin created a lot of opportunities. The Americans saved four chances but could not stop the Indo-French team from converting another which sealed their fate.
In another second round match, seventh seeds Paes and Nestor lost 4-6, 3-6 to Mexico's Santiago Gonzalez and American Scott Lipsky in 55 minutes.
Image: Rohan Bopanna of India and Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France
Photograph: Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images