Wimbledon 2015: Mirza, Bopanna In Quarters; Paes Out

There were mixed fortunes for Indian players on Monday at Wimbledon 2015 as Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna won their respective doubles matches to enter the quarter-finals but Leander Paes crashed out. While Sania and Martina Hingis scored a straight-set victory, Bopanna and Florin Mergea dropped a set to reach the last-eight.

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Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis: Confident show at Wimbledon 2015

Easy outing for Sania-Martina on Day 7 of Wimbledon 2015

Sania Mirza and Swiss Martina Hingis had a quick outing on Day 7 of The Championships. The top seeds beat the 16th-seeded Spanish team of Anabel Medina Garrigues and Arantxa Parra Santonja 6-4, 6-3 in just 1 hour and seven minutes. The Indo-Swiss pair broke their opponents five times to make their way into the quarter-finals.

They will face Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova in the last-eight stage.

Bopanna-Mergea pull out a close one

Ninth seeds Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea had a tougher job as they needed four sets to edge past the Polish-Belarusian combine of Lukasz Kubot and Max Mirnyi in a three-hour-and-19-minute battle. The Stuttgart champions won 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 7-5 (5),  7-6 (8).

Next up for them is the formidable World No. 1 duo of Bryan Brothers.

End of the road for Paes-Nestor

11th seeds Leander Paes and Daniel Nestor were locked in a marathon battle with the eighth-seeded pair of Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares. The Indo-Canadian pair came back from a two-set deficit to force a decider. Unfortunately, the eight seeds were too strong in the deciding set as they won 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 2-6, 6-2 in 2 hours 42 minutes. Leander Paes still has the mixed doubles event to look forward to and his pairing with Martina Hingis will pose a strong challenge.

Nagal loses

There was also disappointment in boys’ singles as India’s Sumit Nagal went down in his opening match. Nagal lost 7-5, 2-6, 4-6 to Juan Pablo Ficovich of Argentina.




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