New Delhi: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq
Qureshi today missed out on their second ATP Tour title of the
season as they lost the final of the Nice event in France
despite a rollicking start.
Bopanna and Qureshi had grabbed a one-set lead in quick
time but could not survive the counter-attack of Marcelo Melo
and Bruno Soares and lost the summit clash 6-1, 3-6, 5-10 in one
hour and 13 minutes.
The third seeded Brazillian duo captured their first ATP
World Tour doubles title together and got euro 21,650 as a
team and 250 points each.
Bopanna and Qureshi split euro 11,360 as prize money and
earned 150 ATP ranking points each.
Bopanna and Qureshi had won their first title of the
season together at Johannesburg in February. Last month they
had lost the final of the Casablanca event.
They also made two finals of the ATP Challenger tour in
March, winning in Jersey, Great Britain while losing in Italy.