Bopanna-Niemenin in QFs of Delray Beach event

Rohan Bopanna and Jarrko Niemenin advanced to the quarterfinals of the USD 5,00,000 Delray Beach Championships in US.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published:February 27, 2009 11:05 am

Rohan Bopanna and Jarrko Niemenin advanced to the quarterfinals of the USD 5,00,000 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships in the United States after a hard fought 6-4 7-5 win against Paul Capdeville and Evgeny Korolev.

The unseeded Indo-Finnish pair took a little over one hour to carve out the victory and set up a clash against fourth seeded American Eric Butorac and Brazilian Bruno Soares.

Bopanna and Niemenin saved all six breakpoints in the first set apart from converting one of the four chances that came their way.

In the second set,they dropped their serve twice but were successful in breaking their rivals thrice to seal the issue.

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