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Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Denis Shapovalov won in the second round. Defeated German partner Kevin Kravitz and Andrice Mees 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. -File photo
- Rohan and his Canadian partner Denis Shapovalov defeated German partner Kevin Kravitz and Andrice Mees
- France's Christina Mladenovic and her partner Timia Babos of Hungary met with infected player Benua Per
A good news for India came on Sunday from the Tennis Grand Slam US Open being played in New York between Coronavirus. Star Indian player Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Denis Shapovalov have reached the men's doubles quarterfinal. They beat German partner Kevin Kravitz and Andrés Meis 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. No Indian player has won the title for 5 years, but this time Rohan is expected.
Meanwhile, just before the match, France's Christina Mladenovic and her partner Hungary's Timia Babos received a notice from the local health department for being quarantined. Accordingly, the two women players were met by French Corona-infected player Benua Per. Benua has withdrawn from the tournament.
Rohan's next match with Jean and Horia pair
Rohan and Dennis next face Jean-Julien Roger of the Netherlands and their Romanian partner Horia Takeu. Earlier, the Indian star had defeated American partner Noh Rubin and Ernesto Escobedo 6–2, 6–4 in the first round. The US Open will run from 31 August to 13 September in a bio-secure environment.
No Indian could win the title for 5 years
In the US Open, no Indian champion has been able to become a champion for 5 years. Leander Paes won the title in mixed doubles for India in 2015. Mahesh Bhupathi won the US Open title in mixed doubles in 1999 with Japan's Sugiama for the first time for India.
Leander Paes then became the champion in the men's doubles event in 2006, playing alongside Martin Damm of the Czech Republic. Sania Mirza was the third champion for India. He won the final in 2014 in the mixed doubles event with Brazilian Bruno Soares. So far in the 140-year history, three Indian players Mahesh Bhupathi (3), Leander Paes (5) and Sania Mirza (2) have won a total of 10 titles.
World No.3 Thiem reaches pre-quarterfinal
In the men's singles, world number-3 Austria's Dominic Thiem made it to the pre-quarterfinals. They defeated Croatia's Marin Cilis 6-2 6-2 3-6 6-3 in their third round match. Earlier Thiam defeated India's Sumit Nagal 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round. Thiem's next match will be from Canada's Felix Oger Alissime.
Serena Williams also reached the fourth round
6-time US Open champion Serena Williams reached the US Open pre-quarterfinal. He recorded a record 104th win in the tournament. He defeated compatriot Sloan Stephens 2–6, 6–2, 6–2 in the third round. Both Serena Men's and Women's are the most winning matches in the category. He broke the record of Chris Evert of America just after winning the first round.
World No. 4 Sofia's easy win in women
America's Women's World No. 4 Sophia made it to the pre-quarterfinals with an easy win. They beat Tunisia's Ons Zebuer 7-6, 6-3. Sofia won the Australian Open title this year. It was his first Grand Slam title.