Rohan Bopanna & Ramkumar Ramanathan Stay Perfect In Pune | ATP Tour

Indian pair Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan continued their perfect start to the season on home soil Thursday, edging Alexander Erler and Jiri Vesely 7-6(3), 7-6(4) to reach the semi-finals at the Tata Open Maharashtra.

The second seeds hammered 17 aces and saved all three break points they faced, advancing after 87 minutes to improve to 7-0 on the season as a team.

Bopanna and Ramanathan triumphed together at the Adelaide International 1 in January and are now two wins away from capturing their second tour-level title this year.

They will next face Sadio Doumbia and Fabien Reboul after the Frenchmen battled back to defeat Italians Federico Gaio and Lorenzo Musetti 3-6, 6-3, 10-2 in 77 minutes. Doumbia and Reboul are aiming to win their first tour-level title as a team in Pune, having lifted nine ATP Challenger Tour trophies together.

Top seeds Luke Saville and John-Patrick Smith survived a scare to move through, overcoming Indians Mukund Sasikumar and Saketh Myneni 3-6, 7-5, 10-3. The Australians will play N.Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan in the semi-finals. The Indians received a walkover from Gianluca Mager and Emil Ruusuvuori.

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