Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski crashed out of the mixed doubles competition at the Wimbledon tennis tournament following a tough three-set battle here on Thursday.

The 10th seeded Indo-Canadian pair went down 7-6, 4-6, 5-7 to the unseeded duo of Henri Kontinen of Finland and Heather Watson of Britain in a quarter-final clash that lasted for two hours.

Kontinen and Watson are expected to face another tough challenge in the semi-finals as they will meet second seeds Bruno Soares of Brazil and Russian Elena Vesnina.  Is Virat Kohli The Most Powerful Man In Indian Cricket?

The second seeds cruised to a 7-5, 6-4 win over unseeded pair Andre Begeman of Germany and American Nicole Melichar in a one hour and 21-minute clash in their quarter-final tie.

Bopanna and Dabrowski started off well with a narrow win in the first set before Kontinen and Watson took their game up a notch to take the second.

The third set saw an intense battle. With the score tied at 3-3, Kontinen and Watson earned a service break in the seventh game to take a 4-3 lead.

Not to be outdone, Bopanna and Dabrowski broke back in the very next game.

The next two games went with the serve before Kontinen and Watson forced anther break of serve to take a 6-5 lead. They then held serve to win the set and the match.  MS Dhoni Troll Attack Leaves Ravindra Jadeja In Tatters

  • SHARE
    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

    Related Posts

    We Showed We Are A Footballing Nation: US U-17 Coach

    New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The United States Under-17 football team head coach John Hackworth on Monday said the country can hope for a better...

    Hope To Play For PSG First-Team: US Forward Tim Weah

    New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The United States forward Tim Weah is hoping that he will be called to the first-team squad of Paris Saint-Germain...

    Germans To Recall 7-1 Maracana Win In Case Of Clash Against Brazil

    New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Germany Under-17 football team head coach Christian Wueck said here on Monday that he will have to motivate his players,...

    U-17 World Cup: Weah’s Hat-Trick Flattens Paraguay In Pre-Quarters

    New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Tim Weah scored thrice as the United States swept past Paraguay 5-0 to storm into the quarter-finals of the FIFA...

    U-17 World Cup: East Bengal’s Katsumi Spends Time With Japan Team

    Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) East Bengal's new Japanese recruit Yusa Katsumi on Monday spent time with the Japan U-17 team here to take part in...