India’s Rohan Bopanna and Austrian Oliver Marach shocked ninth seeds Fabrice Martin and Jean-Julien Rojer in a hard-fought second spherical encounter to enter the lads’s doubles quarterfinals of the Paris Masters tennis event right here. The unseeded Indo-Austrian pair got here from behind to defeat their fancied rivals 3-6 6-4 10-8 within the spherical of 16 tie Wednesday night time.
After shedding the primary set, the duo of Bopanna and Marach received the second to place the strain on the French-Dutch pair. Within the tie breaker, the 40-year-old Bopanna introduced all his expertise into play and was helped by Marach’s resolve to win the match.
The Indian-Austrian duo will face the eigth seed pairing of Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Jurgen Melzer within the quarterfinals on Friday. Bopanna and Marach had defeated the Serbian pair of Dusan Lajovic and Nikola Cacic 7-5, 7-6 to maneuver into the spherical of 16.