Indo-Polish pair of Rohan Bopanna and Marcin Matkowski went down 6-4, 3-6, 3-10 to the Dutch-Romanian team of Jean-Julien Rojer, Horia Tecau in the men's doubles final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship on Saturday.
The sixth seeds and defending champions Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea lost the closely fought final 4-6, 6-7 (5) to the third seeded Dutch-Romanian combination of Jean-Julien Roger and Horia Tecau in one hour and 11 minutes.
India's Sania Mirza, who was seeded sixth in the draw along with her Romanian partner Horia Tecau, had earlier lost in the second round of the women's doubles competition at Wimbledon, where she partnered Zimbabwe's Cara Black.
Sania Mirza and Romanian Horia Tecau had joined forces this season for the Wimbledon championship, where they made quarter-finals and also played together at the US Open, making the third round.
The Asian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Jie Zheng defeated unseeded Swedish-Hungarian duo Johan Brunstrom and Katalin Marosi 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-1 in one hour and 29 minutes.
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna had to be content with a runners-up finish at the ATP Cincinnati Masters as they lost the summit clash in straight sets to Sweden's Robert Lindstedt and Romania's Horia Tecau, here.
A second title eluded Leander Paes at this year's Australian Open as he and Elena Vesnina ended runners-up in the mixed doubles event after being outplayed by Horia Tecau and Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the summit clash at Melbourne on Sunday.
American twins Bob and Mike Bryan won the Wimbledon doubles title for the second time, beating Robert Lindstedt of Sweden and Horia Tecau of Romania 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (2) on Saturday.