Barcelona Open: Bopanna-Vasselin look for winning start

ANI Barcelona, Spain Apr 24, 2018, 02.36 PM(IST)

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.