Uzair Rizvi, BeyondHeadlines
There was a heart-break for the Indo-Pak Express of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul Haq Qureshi at the All-England Club on Thursday when the duo crashed out of the Men’s Doubles competition at Wimbledon in the first round.
The fourth seeded Indo-Pak pair went down 6-2, 2-6, 21-19 against unseeded Juan Sebestian Cabal and Robert Farah of Colombia in a marathon match lasted over three hours.
Bopanna and Qureshi broke their opponent twice to register an easy first set win.
The Colombian pair came back strongly in the second set by taking the set and then they went on to pip the Asian pair in an epic final set, in which 40 games were played.
Fortunately, Bopanna and Qureshi are not completely eliminated, as they are still alive in the mixed doubles event.
Bopanna is paired with Sania Mirza, while Qureshi is paired with Kveta Peschke of Czech Republic.