US Open: Bopanna-Shapovalov stun sixth seeds Krawietz-Andreas Mies, enter quarterfinals

New York, September 6

India veteran Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian accomplice Denis Shapovalov surprised sixth seeds Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies in a hard-fought three-setter to advance to the quarterfinals of the US Open males’s doubles occasion right here.

The unseeded Indo-Canadian pair on Saturday overcame a set deficit to beat the German duo 4-6 6-Four 6-Three in a second spherical encounter that lasted one hour and 47 minutes.

Bopanna and Shapovalov will tackle Dutch-Romanian mixture of Jeal-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau within the quarterfinals.

Bopanna is the lone surviving Indian within the match after the exit of Sumit Nagal and Divij Sharan.

While Sumit Nagal bowed out within the second spherical after dropping in straight units to world no. Three and second seed Dominic Thiem of Austria, Sharan and his Serbian accomplice Nikola Cacic have been knocked out within the opening spherical of the lads’s doubles occasion by eighth seeds Nikola Mektic and Wesley Koolhof. PTI

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