French Open 2022: Bopanna-Middlekoop win from defeat, beat Olympic champion pair in a thrilling match

Bopanna and Middlekup won their third round match while saving 5 match points.

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In the quarter-finals of the French Open, this pair of two experienced players from India and the Netherlands will face Britain’s Glaspool and Finland’s Heliovara in the quarter-finals.

second grand slam of the year French Open 2022 It was a good day for India in (French Open 2022). The country’s experienced and veteran player Rohan Bopanna has made it to the quarter-finals of the men’s doubles. Bopanna and his Netherlands partner Matvey Middelkup beat second-seeded Croatian pair of Nikola Mektic and Mat Pavi 6-7, 7-6, 7-6 in a three-set match on Saturday in a third-round match. . The most important thing about the victory of this pair of India and Dutch player was that they saved 5 match points in this match and made a place in the next round themselves, avoiding defeat.

This match, played in court number 7 on Saturday 28 May, dragged on till the tie-breaker in all three sets and there was a strong fight from both the sides in all the three sets. However, this challenge was not easy for the pair of Bopanna and Middlekup as the Croatian pair in front of them had won the Tokyo Olympic gold and Wimbledon title last year only. The pair did the same in the third round, but eventually Bopanna and Middlekup managed to control themselves on difficult occasions and register a victory.

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The 16th seeded Indo-Dutch pair made a total of 8s while committing 3 double faults. Both of them had a win percentage of 79 percent on the first serve. Both of them will now face Britain’s Lloyd Glasspool and Harry Heliovara in the quarter-finals. This match will be played on 30th May. Bopanna is still awaiting his maiden Grand Slam title in men’s doubles. She has won her only Grand Slam in mixed doubles, which came only in 2017 at the French Open.

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