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Aegon Championships: Bopanna-Dodig beat Peers-Kontinen pair to enter semis, Paes-Shamasdin secure last four berth

India's Double Specialist Rohan Bopanna And His Croatian Partner Ivan Dodig Overcame A Stiff Challenge From Australia's John Peers And Finland's Henri Kontinen To Secure A Place In The Semi-finals Of The Aegon Championships On Wednesday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 22 Jun 2017, 01:49:36 PM
Rohan Bopanna - File Photo

New Delhi:

India's double specialist Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian partner Ivan Dodig overcame a stiff challenge from Australia's John Peers and Finland's Henri Kontinen to secure a place in the semi-finals of the Aegon Championships on Wednesday.

The Indo-Croatian duo started the quarter-final clash on a strong note clinching the opening set 7-6. However, Bopanna and Dodig went down in the second before staging a strong comeback to eventually clinch a 7-6, 4-6, 10-2 win over the Australian-Finnish duo in a nerve-racking encounter. Bopanna and Dodig will now lock horns with the winners of another last-eight clash between the French duo of Julien Benneteau-Edouard Roger-Vasselin and America's Bryan brothers.

In another men's doubles clash, India's Leander Paes and Canada's Adil Shamasdin also stormed into the last-four after registering a comfortable 7-6, 6-2 win over the Chilean- Belarusian team of Hans Podlipnik-Castillo and Andrei Vasilevski. Paes and Shamasdin will take on the Australian duo of Luke Saville and John Millman for a place in final.

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First Published : 22 Jun 2017, 01:18:00 PM