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Rohan Bopanna-Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi ease into Sydney final

Bopanna and Qureshi took just 44 minutes to wrap up the match (File/PTI) Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi took just 44 minutes to wrap up the match (File/PTI)
Press Trust of India | Sydney | Posted: January 10, 2014 6:56 pm | Updated: January 10, 2014 6:59 pm

Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi entered the final of the men’s doubles event of Sydney International tennis with a comfortable straight-set win over Lukas Rosol and Joao Sousa.

The third seeded Indo-Pak pair dominated the proceedings from the very beginning and eventually posted an easy 6-1 6 2
win over Rosol and Sousa.

They took just 44 minutes to wrap up the match. Bopanna and Qureshi will take on Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic in the final on Saturday.

The Indo-Pak duo won 69 per cent of first serve points, while 50 per cent of points when the opponent got their first ball in.

While Rosol and Sousa could manage to save as many as four break points out of six that their opponents got in the opening set, they simply failed to save any of the two that they received in the second set.

Bopanna and Qureshi continued to press their opponents, dictating play at the net with short sharp volleys.

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