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.

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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.

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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.