Bopanna-Qureshi shocked in Wimbledon 1st round
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Last Updated: Friday, June 24, 2011, 00:10
London: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi squandered a match point in an action-filled first round clash to make an early exit from the men's doubles event of the Wimbledon championships here on Thursday.

The fourth seed Indo-Pak pair lost 6-2, 2-6, 19-21 to unseeded Colombian pair of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah at court number six.

The Colombians came back strongly after losing the opening set and went on to stun the 2010 US Open finalist.

The match turned into a keen bout of nerves in the third and final set, in which 40 games were played.

Bopanna and Qureshi had a chance to finish the match in their favour in the 30th game but the gritty pair of Cabal and Farah not only survived but raised their game further in the subsequent games.

The unseeded Colombian duo finally converted the chance in the 40th game to storm into the second round.


First Published: Friday, June 24, 2011, 00:10

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