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Rohan Bopanna storms into the Quarter-final of Rome Masters

Rohan Bopanna with his Canadian partner Dennis Shapovalov defeated the top-seeded pair in the 2nd round to reach his second straight quarter-finals.

The pair made a winning start to the tournament defeating Cristian Garin/Guido Pella in the first round 6-4, 6-4. They took only an hour and 9 minutes to finish off the game. The Indo-Canadian pair served well throughout the match-winning 74% of points on the first serve and saved 3/4 breakpoints.

In the 2nd round, they faced the top-seeded pair of Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah of Columbia. In a tightly contested battle, the Indo-Canadian pair took the first set. They won 71% of points from the first serve and saved all 5 breakpoints, breaking their opponents once to win it by 6-3. In the second set, they were broken once as the no.1 pair in the tournament took the set 6-3. The match was decided in the tie-breaker where the Indo-Canadian pair dominated to win it by 10-5. The match lasted for 1 hour and 22 minutes, with the Indo-Canadian pair winning it by 6-3, 3-6, 10-5 in three sets.

They will face Jeremy Chardy/Fabrice Martin of France in the quarter-final tomorrow.

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