Rohan Bopanna has ensured a semi-final conflict with Leander Paes after the two won their separate mixed doubles matches on Day 8 of the US Open. Bopanna and his Chinese Taipei accomplice Yung-Jan Chan however needed to fight hard against Su-Wei Hsieh (Chinese Taipei) and Henri Kontinen (Finland).
The second-seeded Bopanna-Chan join improved of Hsieh and Kontinen 7-6, 5-7, 13-11 in a 1 hour 50 moment fight on Court 17. In the mean time Bopanna additionally proceeded with his triumphant keep running in the men’s doubles draw as he booked a quarterfinal berth along with partner Florin Mergea.
Bopanna and Mergea fought off the third-round test from Canada’s Daniel Nestor and Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 in a match that went on for a little more than 2 hours. The 6th seeded pair doled out 10 aces when contrasted with the three sent around the Canadian-French pair, which was seeded ninth.
In the junior division, Karman Kaur Thandi won her girls singles first round by beating German sixteenth seed Katharina Hobgarski 6-3, 7-6(3).
She came back to play the girls doubles first round with Greek Eleni Christofi, expecting a comparable result, but went down to Australian couple of Kimberly Birrell and Maddison Inglis 3-6, 5-7.
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