Rome [Italy]: Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin will aim to kick-start their campaign at the Rome Masters on a promising note when they play their second round of the men’s doubles event here on Thursday.
Bopanna and Vasselin, who had received a bye in the opening round of the tournament, are yet to take to the court in Foro Italico.
The Indo-French duo is due to take on Argentina’s Pablo Cuevas and Spain’s Marcel Granollers in the last-16 clash.
Last week, Bopanna and Vasselin bowed out in the second round of the Madrid Open after slumping to a 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 5-10 defeat at the hands of the South African-New Zealand team of Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus.
In another men’s doubles clash, the Spaniard duo of Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez would also look to make a winning start when they take on the Argentinian pair of Juan Martin del Potro and Leonardo Mayer in their second match of the Rome Masters. (ANI)