Bopanna-Mergea suffer first-round defeat at Indian Wells

Indian Wells (California), Mar. 13 (ANI): Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Florin Mergea were knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open after suffering defeat in the opening round of the men’s doubles event here on Sunday.

The Indo-Romanian pair failed to maintain their momentum after winning the first set and eventually end up with 6-2, 4-6, 4-10 defeat at the hands of Spanish pair of Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez to crash out of the tournament.

Meanwhile, Spanish maestro Rafael Nadal along with his partner Fernando Verdasco also bowed out of the tournament after suffering a 6-3, 5-7, 8-10 defeat at the hands of Bryan brothers. (ANI)

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