Bopanna-Shapovalov win doubles first round in Vienna ATP 500


Chandigarh, Oct 24 (GCSports) Rohan Bopanna of India and Dennis Shapovalov of Canada defeated Austrian pair of Oliver Marach and Jurgen Melzer in straight sets 7-6 (6), 6-2 in the doubles first round match of the € 2,296,490 Erste Bank Open ATP 500 in Vienna.

The match lasted 77 minutes. Bopanna/Shapovalov released three aces and committed four double faults in compariso to five aces and three double faults by theri rivals. Bopanna/Shapovalov saved two of three break points and won three out of eight break points. They kept their first service 58 per cent in.

Marach/Melzer saved five out of eight break points and won on out of three break points while keeping 76 per cent of their service in.

After initially exchanding breaks, Bopanna/Shapovalov were trailing 2-4 in the first set. The Indo-Canadian pair then bounced back into the game and made it 4-4, 6-6 before the set deadlock was broken through tie-breaker and Bopanna/Shapovalov wrapped up the set at 7-6 (6).

In the second set Bopanna/Shapovalov took 2-0 lead by breaking their rivals in the second game and went on to lead 3-2 lead before winning three games in a row to win the set 6-2 and match.

Via UNI-India

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