After winning at Stuttgart Open, the Indian-Romanian tennis pair of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea(Bopanna-Mergea) finally made it to men’s doubles quarter-finals of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle(Germany).
The second seeds defeated Czech-Ukrainian Luka Rosol and Sergiy Stakhovsky 2-6 6-3 10-8.
Rosol and Stakhovsky got off to a flying start, winning a couple of break points at the start to take the opening set 6-2 in a one-sided contest.
The second set saw Bopanna-Mergea get the lone break point available. A couple of double faults at crucial junctures also did not help Rosol and Stakhovsky, helping their opponents take home the set 6-3 and push the match into the decider.
Bopanna-Mergea played sensibly to win the super tie-break 10-8.
The winning pair will next face Croatia’s Marin Draganja and Finland’s Henri Kontinen in quarters who earlier beat Alexander Zverev and Mischa Zverev 6-3, 6-2 in the first round.