Madrid, May 9: The unseeded Indian-Romanian pair of Rohan Bopan and Florin Mergea beat the Spanish pair of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 7-6, 3-6, 11-9 to enter the men's doubles fil of the Madrid Open on Saturday.
The first set saw an intense battle between Bopan-Mergea and the Spanish pair, with the Indian-Romanian duo ending on the winning side.
The Spanish pair never looked to give up at any point as they came hard at their opponent, winning the second set 6-2 in a one-sided battle.
But eventually Bopan-Mergea held their nerves till the end to win the contest in the tie breaker 11-9, thus sealing their place in the fil. IANS