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Bopanna-Skugor enter 3rd round at French Open

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Harish Kotian
June 03, 2021 17:37 IST
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IMAGE: Rohan Bopanna, ranked 40 in the world, needs to earn points since this is his last chance to improve his ranking to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Photograph: Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images for Sport Singapore

Veteran Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian partner Franko Skugor advanced to the third round of the French Open with a straight sets win over Americans Frances Tiafo and Nicholas Monroe in Paris on Thursday.

 

The unseeded Bopanna and Skugor prevailed over their rivals 6-4, 7-5 in the second round match which lasted one hour and 20 minutes.

The 41-year-old Bopanna, ranked 40 in the world, is not defending any points this year at the Roland Garros.

He needs to earn points since this is his last chance to improve his ranking. The rankings on June 10 will be considered for entry into the Tokyo Olympics.

Divij Sharan, though, lost his chance by losing his first round match.

The combined rankings of Bopanna and Sharan will be taken into account for entries. A low ranking will scuttle their chances.

As of now only Sania Mirza is assured of a place in the women's doubles draw. She will most likely pair with Ankita Raina.

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