ALSO READDilemma: It's either Asian Games or US Open, says Bopanna Bopanna-Nedunchezhiyan set to defend Tata Open title Maharashtra Open: Bopanna-Nedunchezhiyan set to defend men's doubles title Defending champions Bopanna, Jeevan ousted, Yuki-Sharan in Olympian Ashwini Ponnappa is 'Coorg Person of the year 2017'
Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin resumed their first match against Ivan Dodig and Fernando Verdasco, leading 4-3 with a break up, and went on to beat them 6-4 6-4 in 68 minutes.
They will next take on top seeded pair of Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo.
Bopanna had played with Pablo Cuevas in the previous season. In the season-opening Tata Open Maharashtra, the tall Coorgi paired with Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan but failed to defend their title.
They lost in the quarter-finals to French team of Gilles Simon and Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)