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Australian Open 2014: Bopanna-Qureshi knocked out

Melbourne: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, popularly called the India-Pakistan Express, were knocked out of the third round of the Australian Open by 12th seeds Treat Huey of the Philippines and Dominic Inglot of Britain
IANS January 19, 2014 15:58 IST
IANS
Melbourne: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, popularly called the India-Pakistan Express, were knocked out of the third round of the Australian Open by 12th seeds Treat Huey of the Philippines and Dominic Inglot of Britain here Sunday.



Huey-Inglot beat the seventh seeds 6-4, 7-6 (7/1) in an hour and 19 minutes at the Show Court 2 to advance to the quarter-finals.

The Filipino-British pair were exceptional on their first serve, winning 88 percent of points. They hit 17 winners to their opponents' 12.

The second set was a tighter affair as the Bopanna-Qureshi got a handle on their opponents' serve and themselves won 79 percent of the points on first serves.

However, 18 winners for the 12th seeds to the India-Pakistan team's 13 proved to be the difference as they won the tie-break easily to close out the match.