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French Open: Bhambri exits; Bopanna advances

Prime News, International and National Sports, Tennis, Paris, May 30:- Indian tennis ace Yuki Bhambri’s debut at the French Open ended with a first round defeat when he lost to 111th-ranked Ruben Bemelmans from Belgium, 4-6,4-6, 1-6, in the men’s singles match here on Monday.

Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin began their Roland Garros campaign with a comfortable win over the American team of Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe, 6-3, 6-1 proceeded to the second round in the men’s doubles match of the tournament.

Bemelman’s strong and swift actions were too good for Bhambri as the former dominated the game right from the beginning and won it with ease. Bhambri was the lone Indian in the men’s singles category of the tournament.

Meanwhile, Bopanna along with Hungarian tennis star Timea Babos will face the Chinese-Australian team of Zhang Shuai and John Peers in the last-32 round on Wednesday. -(Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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