French Open: Rohan Bopanna and Matwe Middelkoop progressed to the men’s doubles semis.© Twitter
India’s Rohan Bopanna, 42, and Netherlands’ Matwe Middelkoop progressed to the semi-finals of the ongoing French Open 2022 after defeating the duo of Briton Llyod Glasspool and Finland’s Harri Heliovaara in the quarter-finals of the men’s doubles event. Reeling at 0-3 in the final set tie-break, Bopanna and Middelkoop held their nerves and captured 10 consecutive points, winning the match 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (10-3) on Monday.
The duo will face El Salvador’s Marcelo Arevalo and Netherlands’ Jean-Julien Rojer in the semi-finals.
Arevalo and Rojer overcame a fighting effort from Rafael Matos of Brazil and David Vega Hernandez of Spain and recorded a 7-6(6), 6-3 win in the quarter-finals of the men’s doubles event.
The El Salvadorian-Dutch pairing will be playing their maiden major semi-final together.
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