File photo: Rohan Bopanna. Photograph:( AFP )
Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin are aiming to kick-start their campaign at the Barcelona Open on a promising note at the opening match of their men`s doubles event here on Tuesday.
Bopanna and Vasselin are due to take on the second-seed Finnish-Australian team of Henri Kontinen and John Peers in the first match of Barcelona Open.
Last week, the Indo-French pair made it to the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters, only to see themselves crash out of the tournament after losing to Australia`s Oliver Marach and Croatia`s Mate Pavic.
After losing the opening set, Bopanna and Vasselin bounced back to clinch the second set before they failed to capitalize on it and suffered a 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 7-10 defeat to Marach and Pavic.
In another men`s doubles clash, the Bryan Brothers would also look to make a winning start when they take on the Brazilian-British duo of Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray in their first match of the Barcelona Open.