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Bad day in office for Indians in French Open

Last Updated: Saturday, June 01, 2013, 23:15
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Bad day in office for Indians in French OpenParis: Leander Paes crashed out of the men`s doubles event, while Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna made first round exits from the mixed doubles event to sum up a disappointing day for India at the French Open, here on Saturday.

India`s campaign came to an end in the men`s doubles when Paes and his Austrian partner Jurgen Melzer crashed out in the second round.

Seeded ninth, Paes and Melzer fought hard before going down 7-5 4-6 6-7(6) against unseeded Uruguan-Argentine duo of Pablo Cuevas and Horacio Zeballos in little less than two-and-a-half hours at the Roland Garros.

The other Indians in the men`s doubles fray, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna, who were seeded fourth, had already lost opening round to Polish pair of Tomasz Bednarek and Jerzy Janowicz.

To add salt to Indian tennis fans` woes, Bhupathi and his Australian partner Casey Dellacqua suffered a shocking first round defeat in the mixed doubles at the hands of Anastasia Rodionova of Australia and Mexico`s Santiago Gonzalez. The seventh seeded Indo-Australian lost 4-6 6-1 9-11.

If that was not enough, Rohan Bopanna and Australia`s Ashleigh Barty were also shown the door in the opening round of the mixed doubles event. Bopanna-Barty lost 4-6 4-6 to Czech pair of Lucie Hradecka and Frantisek Cermak.


First Published: Saturday, June 01, 2013, 23:15



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