Rohan Bopanna-Florin Mergea ousted from Indian Wells

The Indo-Romanian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea lost 6-2 4-6 4-10 to Spain's Feliciano Lopez and Mark Lopez in the opening round.

By: PTI | Indian Wells | Updated: March 13, 2016 8:11 pm
BNP Paribas Open, BNP Paribas Open updates, BNP Paribas Open news, BNP Paribas Open scores, Rohan Bopanna, Florin Mergea, Rohan Bopanna Florin Mergea, sports news, sports, Tennis news, Tennis Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea made a superb start by breaking their rivals twice in the opening set and faced no breakpoint on their serve. (Source: AP)

Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea suffered first round defeat for the second time in a row, crashing out of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

The fifth seed Indo-Romanian pair lost 6-2, 4-6, 4-10 to Spanish team of Feliciano Lopez and Mark Lopez in the opening round of the $7,037,595 hard court event.

They made a superb start by breaking their rivals twice in the opening set and faced no breakpoint on their serve.

However, the Spaniards worked their way back in the match.

They cashed in on a break chance in a close second set and force a Super Tie Breaker in which they outplayed Bopanna and Mergea.

Before this the Indo-romanian team had made a first round exit from the Dubai Duty Free Championships.

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