Rohan Bopanna-Denis Shapovalov enter quarterfinals of Italian Open
India's Rohan Bopanna and Canadian Denis Shapovalov stunned top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah of Colombia in a hard-fought second-round encounter to enter the men's doubles quarter-finals of the Italian Open tennis tournament on Thursday.
The unseeded Indo-Canadian pair defeated their fancied rivals 6-3, 3-6, 10-5 in a round of 16 tie of the ATP Masters 1000 event.
Bopanna and Shapovalov will next face French combination of Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin.
Bopanna and Shapovalov had defeated the pair of Argentina's Guido Pella and Chile's Cristian Garin 6-4, 6-4 to qualify for the round of 16.
The Indo-Canadian duo bowed out of the men's doubles quarter-finals in the recently-concluded US Open, losing 5-7, 5-7 to the pair of Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands and Horia Tecau of Romania.