Indo-Pak Express qualify for French Open quarter-finals

Published: May 30, 2011

India's Rohan Bopanna (L) and Pakistan's Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (R) play against Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev and Uzekistan's Denis Istomin during their men's double third round match in the French Open tennis championship at the Roland Garros stadium. PHOTO: AFP

Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and  India’s Rohan Bopann moved on to Men’s Double quarter-finals on Monday, beating Kazakhstan’s Andrey Golubev and Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin 6-3, 7-5.

Previously on Friday, Qureshi and Bopanna fought their way in to the third round of French Open men’s doubles after beating Argentine Maximo Gonzalez and Japan’s Kei Nishikori in a thrilling three-setter.

Earlier this month the duo made headway in the ATP rankings with Qureshi rising to a career-best 10 from 12 with 4080 points in the ATP doubles rankings.

Qureshi’s Indian partner, Rohan Bopanna achieved his career-best rank of 11 from 13 in the ATP doubles chart with 4050 points.

Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi are now at number seven in doubles team rankings with 1,575 points.

Reader Comments (7)

  • May 30, 2011 - 6:55PM

    Well done!Recommend

  • indian
    May 30, 2011 - 7:32PM

    also Sania reached semifinals in women’s double. looks promising, this indo-pak tennis co-operation.Recommend

  • May 30, 2011 - 7:40PM

    Well played both of you. I hope this time they reach make it upto the title.. all the best..Recommend

  • May 30, 2011 - 8:41PM

    bravoRecommend

  • sajid irman khan
    May 30, 2011 - 9:43PM

    wao hats off for these two guys..

    PAKISTAN ZINDABADRecommend

  • Hedgefunder
    May 30, 2011 - 10:14PM

    Let the Sport prevail!!Recommend

  • Thinking
    May 30, 2011 - 11:28PM

    Great news for Pakistan-India relations. Recommend

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