The Indian challenge came to an end at the US Open with the quarter-finals loss of Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Denis Shapovalov in the men’s doubles event in New York.
Bopanna and Shapovalov were handed a tough 5-7, 5-7 loss by the Dutch Jean-Julien Rojer and Romanian Horea Tecau in the last eight match which lasted one hour 26 minutes.
The Indo-Canadian pair got broken once in each set and could not convert the only break chance that came their way in the second set.
India veteran Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Denis Shapovalov stunned sixth seeds Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies in a hard-fought three-setter to advance to the quarterfinals of the US Open men's doubles event.
The unseeded Indo-Canadian pair on Saturday overcame a set deficit to beat the German duo 4-6 6-4 6-3 in a second-round encounter that lasted one hour and 47 minutes.
Bopanna and Shapovalov will take on Dutch-Romanian combination of Jeal-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau in the quarterfinals.
By Saurabh Singh | AITA
US Open 2020 – the first Grand Slam, after the COVID-19 pandemic had emerged worldwide early this year, begins today in New York, United States with three Indians – India’s top ranked player Sumit Nagal, 2020 Arjuna Awardee Divij Sharan and 2017 French Open Mixed Doubles champion Rohan Bopanna making it to the main draw of the competition.
India's top singles player Yuki Bhambri once again failed to clear the first round hurdle of a Grand Slam losing to Frenchman Pierre Hugues Herbert in straight sets at the US Open.
Bhambri, who is world No 96 lost 3-6 6-7 (3-7) 5-7 to Herbert in a match that lasted nearly two and half hours.
India No 1 did put up a fight in the second and third sets but that wasn't enough to beat the world No 75, who had earlier got better of the Delhi boy during the Maharashtra Open.