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Bopanna-Cuevas pair advances to second round in Monaco

Press Trust of India  |  Monaco 

Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas recorded their first win together at the Masters level when they downed Marcin Matkowski and Alexander Peya in the opening round of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Master, here.

The unseeded Ind-Uruguay pair fought past the rivals 6-3, 6-7(7), 10-2 in an hour and 27 minutes.

They had played in two Masters series event -- Indian Wells and Miami -- and lost in the first rounds in both.

Bopanna and Cuevas next face fifth seeds Raven Klaasen from South African and American Rajeev Ram who got a bye in the first round.

Bopanna has made two finals this season -- winning the season-opener Open with Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and ending runner-up with Matkowski at Championships.

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First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 20:32 IST