Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian partner Ivan Dodig got the better of Australia’s John Peers and Finland’s Henri Kontinen to book their place in the semi-finals of the Aegon Championships here last evening.
The Indo-Croatian duo started the quarter-final clash of the Wimbledon warm-up event strongly as they led 7-6 after the first game.
However, Bopanna and Dodig went down in the second before rebounding strongly to eventually clinch a 7-6, 4-6, 10-2 win over the Australian-Finnish duo in a thrilling encounter.
Bopanna and Dodig will now lock horns with the winners of another last-eight clash between the French duo of Julien Benneteau-Edouard Roger-Vasselin and America’s Bryan brothers.
In another men’s doubles clash, India’s Leander Paes and Canada’s Adil Shamasdin also stormed into the last four after registering a comfortable 7-6, 6-2 win over the Chilean- Belarusian team of Hans Podlipnik-Castillo and Andrei Vasilevski.
Paes and Shamasdin will take on the Australian duo of Luke Saville and John Millman for a place in final.