Rohan Bopanna-Edouard Roger-Vasselin advance to French Open second round

Rohan Bopanna and his partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin advanced to the second round of the men’s doubles after beating the American pair of Frances Tiafoe and Taylor Fritz at the French Open on Tuesday.

Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin, seeded 13th, did not break much sweat as they won 6-3, 6-1. They converted four break points. Bopanna won his maiden Grand Slam title at Roland Garros last year in mixed doubles with Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski.


Bopanna and Vasseline came to the French Open on the back of their quarter-final exit in the Lyon Open. The Indo-French duo failed to capitalize on their first-set win and slumped to a 7-5, 4-6, 7-10 defeat at the hands of the Dutch-Czech Republic team of Matwe Middelkoop and Roman Jebavy.

Yuki crashes out

Yuki Bhambri’s maiden appearance at the French Open ended with a first round defeat as he lost his opening men’s singles match to Belgium’s Ruben Bemelmans.

Yuki, ranked 93, fought hard before suffering a 4-6, 4-6, 1-6 defeat against the Belgian, who is placed 110 on the ranking chart.


It was the second meeting between Yuki and Bemelmans, whom the Indian had defeated at the ATP Delhi Open in 2015.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran had made it to the main draw as a lucky loser but he could not compete as he had confirmed his participation at a Challenger event in Italy after losing his final qualifying round and had left Paris.