Bopanna-Cuevas enter Monte Carlo semis

Indo Asian News Service

Roquebrune Cap Martin (France), April 22 (IANS) Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas won a tough three-set battle against Henri Kontinen of Finland and Australia's John Peers to enter the men's doubles semi-finals of the Monte-Carlo Masters tennis tournament here.

Bopanna and Cuevas lost the first set and were made to toil hard before clinching a 3-6, 6-3, 13-11 win in their quarter-final clash which lasted for around one hour and 12 minutes late on Friday night.

The Indo-Uruguayan combination will now contest Romain Arneodo of Poland and Hugo Nys of France for a place in the final.

Arneodo and Nys defeated Jamie Murray of Britain and Brazil's Bruno Soares 6-2, 6-7, 10-3 in the quarter-finals.

--IANS

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