Bopanna- Dabrowski breeze into Wimbledon quarter-finals

Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski were too hot to handle in their match against Nikola Mektić and Ana Konjuh.

India's Rohan Bopanna and Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski will face the Henri Kontinen and Heather Watson in the QF's. Photo credit: AFP

Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski kept their dreams of winning back-to-back grand slams alive on Thursday by seeing off the Croatian pairing of Nikola Mektić and Ana Konjuh 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 in just over an hour.

The Roland Garros champions, seeded 10thin the tournament, didn’t have much to worry about, and while they just about managed to snatch the first set via an edgy tiebreak, they breezed through in the second set, dropping only two games in the process.

Bopanna, who is well known for his huge serves, used them to good advantage as the Indo-Canadian pair notched up nine aces in the match and held all their serves.

They broke twice in the second set, and the result was never really a doubt. The pair showed good attacking flair as demonstrated by their 10 winners in the match.

The reward is a berth in the quarterfinals of the coveted event, and there they will face the unseeded Finnish-British pairing of Henri Kontinen and Heather Watson.

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