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Australia Open: Bopanna-Cuevas roll into second round

Australia Open: Bopanna-Cuevas roll into second round
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Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas produced a sublime performance to march into the second round of the men\'s doubles event at the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas produced a sublime performance to march into the second round of the men's doubles event at the Australian Open on Wednesday.

The Indo-Uruguay pair registered a 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) win over Brazillian-Argentinian duo of Thomaz Belluci and Maximo Gonzalez in a thrilling opening round contest that lasted one hour and 24 minutes.

Bopanna and Cuevas remained dominated throughout the match, breaking their opponents serve once in each set. However, Belluci-Gonzalez broke back in the second set to take the match to the tie-breaker which was eventually sealed by Bopanna and Cuevas.

Bopanna and Cuevas will now face the winner of the contest between Robin Haase-Florian Mayer and Alex Bolt-Bradley Mousley.

Earlier in the day, fifth-seed Kei Nishikori stormed into the third round of the first major of the season after posting a comfortable 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 win over France's Jeremy Chardy in the contest that lasted two hours and seven minutes.

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