US Open: Rohan Bopanna-Denis Shapovalov stun 4th seeds, Divij Sharan, Leander Paes ousted

first_img India Today Web Desk New YorkAugust 31, 2019UPDATED: August 31, 2019 10:58 IST Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov have made an impressive start to their US Open men’s doubles campaign (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSRohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov cruise into 2nd roundBopanna and Shapovalov to take on Andreas Seppi and Marco Cecchinato in 2nd roundEarlier, Divij Sharan and Leander Paes lost their respective doubles matchesIndia’s top-ranked men’s doubles star Rohan Bopanna along with Canadian partner Denis Shapovalov progressed to the 2nd round of US Open 2019 with a stunning win over 4th seeds Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hughes Herbert on Friday.Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov needed just 55-minutes to clinch a 6-3, 6-1 win over the Australian Open doubles champions in their 1st-round meeting in New York. Bopanna and Shapovalov came up with a fine performance as they won 73% points on first serve and converted all 5 break point opportunities that came their way.Having made an early statement with their win over the 4-time Grand Slam champions, Bopanna and Shapovalov will next face Italian duo of Andreas Seppi and Marco Cecchinato in the 2nd [email protected]_shapo pic.twitter.com/ybshpE0SMIRohan Bopanna (@rohanbopanna) August 30, 2019Bopanna, who won the French Open mixed doubles title in 2017, will also feature in the mixed doubles event at US Open, partnering with Abigail Spears.Notably, Bopanna and Shapovalov duo has been in good form in the lead up to US Open 2019. After resuming their partnership in Montreal, Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov reached the semi-final of the Masters 1000 tournament, beating the likes of Stan Wawrinka-Benoit Paire and Niclos Mahut-Edouard Roger-Vasselin en route.Paes, Sharan face 1st-round exitsMeanwhile, Diviij Sharan and his partner Hugo Nys were knocked out in the first round of US Open by Federico Delbonis and Roberto Carballes Baena after a 6-4, 6-4 loss.India great Leander Paes’ campaign also came to an end as early as the first round as he and his partner Guillemero Duran were beaten 5-7, 2-6 in the first round by Casper Ruud and Miomir Kecmanovic.advertisementAlso Read | Novak Djokovic shrugs off shoulder issue to set up Stan Wawrinka clash in Round of 16Also Read | US Open 2019: Roger Federer sick and tired of preferential treatment talkAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh US Open: Rohan Bopanna-Denis Shapovalov stun 4th seeds, Divij Sharan, Leander Paes oustedUS Open 2019: Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Denis Shapovalov stunned reigning Australian Open champions Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hughes Herbert with a comfortable straight-sets win in the first round of the men’s doubles campaign.advertisement Nextlast_img read more