Bopanna-Niemenin in QFs of Delray Beach event

Updated: 27 February 2009 10:35 IST

Rohan Bopanna and Jarrko Niemenin advanced to the quarterfinals of the $5,00,000 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships.

New Delhi:

Rohan Bopanna and Jarrko Niemenin advanced to the quarterfinals of the $5,00,000 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships in the United States after a hard fought 6-4 7-5 win against Paul Capdeville and Evgeny Korolev.

The unseeded Indo-Finnish pair took a little over one hour to carve out the victory and set up a clash against fourth seeded American Eric Butorac and Brazilian Bruno Soares.

Bopanna and Niemenin saved all six breakpoints in the first set apart from converting one of the four chances that came their way.

In the second set, they dropped their serve twice but were successful in breaking their rivals thrice to seal the issue.

Topics : Tennis Rajeev Ram Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Rohan Bopanna Su-Wei Hsieh
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