Bopanna and Benoit Paire lose final qualifying in Washington
Top seed Rohan Bopanna in partnership with Benoit Paire of France was beaten 2-6, 6-3, 10-7 by the second seeds Matthew Ebden and Nicholas Monroe in the second and final qualifying round of the $2,046,340 ATP-500 tennis tournament in Washington, US.
Meanwhile, Leander Paes has managed to gain a wild card in the main draw with Jack Sock of the US.
In the Challenger in China, Arjun Kadhe fought back from a bad start to beat Blake Ellis of Australia 1-6, 6-3, 7-6(4) in the first round.
$2,046,340 ATP-500, Washington, US
Qualifying doubles (second and final round): Matthew Ebden (Aus) & Nicholas Monroe (US) bt Benoit Paire (FRA) & Rohan Bopanna 2-6, 6-3, [10-7]; First round: Benoit Paire & Rohan Bopanna bt Nathan Pasha & Max Schnur (US) 6-4, 6-3.
$135,400 Challenger, Chengdu, China
Singles (first round): Arjun Kadhe bt Blake Ellis (AUS) 1-6, 6-3, 7-6(4); Matthew Christopher Romios (AUS) bt Sidharth Rawat 7-6(7), 6-4.
€ 46,600 Challenger, Liberec, Czech Republic
Singles (first round): Dragos Dima (ROU) bt Sasi Kumar Mukund 6-4, 3-6, 6-0.
(Courtesy: The Hindu)