Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan Soar Into Final On Home Soil In Pune | ATP Tour

Indian pair Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan kept their title hopes alive by the slimmest of margins Saturday at the Tata Open Maharashtra, saving three match points to reach the final in Pune.

The second seeds trailed 6/9 in the Match Tie-break, before they turned the tables to defeat Frenchmen Sadio Doumbia and Fabien Reboul 6-4, 4-6, 12-10.

With their 88-minute win, Bopanna and Ramanathan have maintained their perfect start to the season as a team, setting a championship match clash against top seeds Luke Saville and John-Patrick Smith at the ATP 250 event.

Bopanna and Ramanathan fired seven aces and won 80 per cent (32/40) of their first-serve points to book their spot in their second tour-level final of the season together. The pair triumphed at the Adelaide International 1 in January and are now 8-0 on the year.

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