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Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin reach semis with two wins in a row

Press Trust of India  |  Sydney 

began his partnership with with consecutive straight sets win in a single day to reach the semifinals of the Sydney International, here today.

Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin resumed their first match against and Fernando Verdasco, leading 4-3 with a break up, and went on to beat them 6-4 6-4 in 68 minutes.

In the gruelling quarterfinals, the fourth seeds vanquished and 7-6(5) 7-6(5) after battling hard for one hour and 34 minutes.

They will next take on top seeded pair of and

Bopanna had played with 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

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 20:10 IST