ROLAND GARROS 2014
Indo-Pak Express Falls In Second Round
by ATP Staff|
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, the No. 6 seeds, bowed out in their second-round match Thursday at Roland Garros. The Indo-Pak Express fell 6-3, 6-4 to Jonathan Erlich and Marcelo Melo, who are playing in their first tournament together.
Third seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic prevailed in a third set for a second straight day to extend their winning streak to 10 matches. The Canadian-Serbian duo defeated Roberto Bautista Agut and Igor Sijsling 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3.
Nestor and Zimonjic claimed back-to-back ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles in Madrid and Rome ahead of the clay-court Slam, where they are teaming up for the first time since their 2010 triumph.
Top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan continued their title defence with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Frenchmen Jonathan Eysseric and Marc Gicquel. The American twins, winners of five titles this season, are attempting to claim their 99th team title and third at Roland Garros.
Reigning Australian Open champions and No. 9 seeds Lukasz Kubot and Robert Lindstedt were untroubled in their second-round match, dismissing Jeremy Chardy and Oliver Marach 6-4, 6-1. Meanwhile, No. 13 seeds Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau raced past Nicholas Monroe and Simon Stadler 6-3, 6-0.