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Bopanna-Mergea down Murray-Nestor to enter Citi Open quarters

August 04, 2015 18:12 IST

Rohan BopannaThird seeds Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea overcame a poor start to beat Andy Murray and Daniel Nestor and advance to the quarter-finals of the ATP Citi Open, in Washington, on Tuesday.

The Indian doubles specialist and his Romanian partner defeated the Scottish-Canadian team 2-6, 6-1, 10-3 in the opening round of the US $1,753,020 hard-court event.

There was no looking back for Bopanna and Mergea after they won the second set as they outplayed Murray-Nestor in the super tie-break.

The Indo-Romanian combine next face the Bulgarian-American pair of Grigor Dimitrov and Mardy Fish.

There is no Indian featuring in the singles following the first round defeat of Somdev Devvarman in the qualifying round.

Image: Rohan Bopanna

Photograph: Getty Images

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