Wimbledon: Bopanna-Mergea duo stun Bryan brothers to reach semifinals

first_imgIndia’s Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea of Romania pulled off a sensational upset against top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan in a thrilling encounter to storm into the semi-finals of the men’s doubles competition at the Wimbledon Championships.Bopanna and Mergea, seeded 9th, rallied from a set down to win 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (9), 7-6 (5) against the favourites. Bryans are the most successful men’s doubles pair ever with 16 Grand Slam titles, which include three Wimbledon crowns.In the semifinals, Bopanna and Mergea will face fourth-seeds Jean-Julien Rojer of Netherlands and Horia Tecau of Romania In mixed doubles, Leander Paes and Sania Mirza moved into the quarter-finals with their respective partners.Sania Mirza and Bruno Soares defeated M. Draganja and A. Konjuh 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3 in the third round. They will next meet fifth seeds Alexander Peya of Austria and Timea Babos of Hungary.Paes and Martina Hingis drubbed Artem Sitak and Anastasia Rodionova in straight sets.The seventh seeded Indo-Swiss pair needed only 48 minutes to thrash the Kiwi-Australian team 6-2, 6-2 in the third round of the Grass Court Grand Slam tournament.Paes and Hingis are the first team to seal a last-eight berth in the mixed doubles. Paes and Hingis, who are multiple Grand Slam winners, did not face a single break point in the match and broke their rivals twice in each set. They won 56 points to 34 of Sitak and Rodionova.last_img