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Paris Masters: Bopanna-Vasselin in quarters; Paes-Nestor bow out

Last updated on: October 31, 2013 16:47 IST

Bopanna and Roger-VasselinFifth 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