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US Open 2016: Bopanna-Dabrowski crash out in quarters

New York : India’s Rohan Bopanna and his partner Gabriela Dabrowski fought hard before crashing out in the mixed doubles quarterfinals at the US Open, on Monday.

Bopanna and Dabrowski squandered a set advantage against Canadian Robert Farah and Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany before bowing out 6-1 2-6 8-10 in the super tie-breaker in a gruelling contest that last 58 minutes at Flushing Meadows.

Sania Mirza is the lone surviving Indian in the tournament. Sania and Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic, seeded seventh, will meet the unseeded American-Japanese pair of Nicole Gibbs and Nao Hibino in the third round of the women’s doubles event.

Defending champion Leander Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis had also crashed out in the second round of the mixed doubles event after losing to American seventh seeds Coco Vandeweghe and Rajeev Ram.