Rohan Bopanna from India and Australia’s Matthew Ebden fought through a tough three-set match to secure a spot in the men’s doubles quarterfinals at the US Open. The British duo of Julian Cash and Henry Patten faced defeat with a final score of 6-4, 6-7(5), 7-6(10-6) in a hard-fought battle that lasted two hours and 22 minutes on Sunday at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Discover Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden enter US Open quarters.
Bopanna and Ebden, who had previously reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals this year, displayed an impressive performance, delivering 13 aces and claiming 81% of their first-serve points.
The winners of the third-round match, which will feature the top-seeded Wesley Koolhof from the Netherlands, Neal Skupski from the United Kingdom, and the local pair of Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow, will determine Bopanna and Ebden’s next opponents. Unfortunately, elimination in the first round of the men’s doubles competition left Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni, with the 43-year-old Bopanna as the sole Indian player still in contention.
However, Bopanna’s journey in the mixed doubles event came to an end. Playing alongside Indonesian partner Aldila Sutjiadi, Bopanna faced a 2-6, 5-7 defeat against the American team of Ben Shelton and Taylor Townsend in the second round.