Veteran Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna have stored India’s hopes alive on the Australian Open via progressing to the second and quarterfinals respectively with hard-fought victories on Sunday.

Leander Paes made a winning start to his last Australian Open campaign

Leander Paes made a profitable begin to his final Australian Open marketing campaign (Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Leander Paes is competing in his final Australian Open
  • Paes and Jelena Ostapenko beat Hurricane Sanders and Marc Polmans 6-7(4), 6-3, 10-6 within the opening spherical
  • Rohan Bopanna improved to the last-Eight in Melbourne

Creating a profitable get started on the Australian Open, veteran Leander Paes reached the blended doubles 2d spherical with spouse Jelena Ostapenko whilst Rohan Bopanna improved to the quarterfinals, right here on Sunday.

Paes and Ostapenko, the 2017 French Open champion, erased a one-set deficit to edge out native wild playing cards entrants Hurricane Sanders and Marc Polmans 6-7(4), 6-3, 10-6 within the opening spherical which lasted one hour and 27 mins.

Paes is competing in his final Australian Open, having introduced that 2020 is his ultimate yr at the Professional circuit.

They’re going to subsequent face American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Briton Jamie Murray, who knocked out best seeds Marcelo Melo and Barbora Strycova 3-6, 6-4, 10-7 of their opening spherical.

Bopanna and his Ukrainian spouse Nadiia Kichenok defeated the workforce of Nicole Melichar and Bruno Soares 6-4, 7-6(4) of their 2d spherical.

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