Bopanna-Qureshi work hard to score first win of 2014 season


New Delhi: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi recorded their first win after re-joining forces as they overcame a spirited challenge from Jean-Julien Roger and Horia Tecau in the first round of the ATP Apia International, here on Tuesday.

The third seeded Indo-Pak pair recorded a hard-fought 7-6(5) 6-7(2) 10-3 win over the unseeded Dutch-Romanian team in one hour and 41 minutes.

They next face Treat Huey from Philippines and Briton Dominic Inglot, who ousted Spaniards Pablo Andujar and David Marrero 6-4 6-3 in their opening round of the USD 511,825 hard court event.

Bopanna and Qureshi had suffered a first round exit at last week`s Chennai Open in their first match of the season….

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