No Leander Paes-Rohan Bopanna face-off in Wimbledon

Paes will now defend his mixed doubles title with Martina Hingis.

Last Updated: Jul 03, 2016, 19:08 PM IST
No Leander Paes-Rohan Bopanna face-off in Wimbledon

New Delhi: Hope of seeing a Leander Paes-Rohan Bopanna face-off ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics ended with the veteran Indian crashing out the mens'doubles event on People's Sunday at All England Club.

Paes and Marcin Matkowski suffered a meek second round defeat at the hands of John Peers and Henri Kontinen, losing the contest 6-3, 6-2. The 10th seeded Finnish-Australian pair needed only 62 minutes to dispatch the Indo-Polish combine.

The winners thus prevented a pre-quarterfinals clash of the two Indians, who will team up for the Davis Cup and Rio Olympics.

Paes and Matkowski had three break chances in the opening set but converted none. They lost their serve thrice in the match.

Now Peers and Kontinen will take on sixth seeds Bopanna and Romania's Florin Mergea.

Paes will now defend his mixed doubles title with Martina Hingis. They have been seeded 16th and got a first round bye.

Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna have also got first round byes with their respective partners. Sania has paired with Ivan Dodig while Bopanna is playing with Anastasia Rodionova.

(With PTI inputs)