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Bopanna-Qureshi pair loses first match after reunion

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The ‘Indo-Pak pair’ of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam ul Haq Qureshi lost its first match after rejoining forces, bowing out of the ATP 500 event here on Wednesday.

Up against second seeds Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray, the unseeded Indo-Pak team lost 7-6(4) 2-6 1-10 in the opening round of the USD 1204960 hard court tournament.

After trailing 0-7 in the Super Tie Breaker, it was an enormous task for them to pull back.

The last time Bopanna and Qureshi played together was in 2014 at the an ATP event in Shenzen.

Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi were beaten 7-6(4), 2-6, [1-10] by the second seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the $1,204,960 ATP tennis tournament in Acapulco, Mexico.

The Indo-Pakistan pair, coming together for the event after many years.

Both the players had made it clear that their reunion was one-off arrangement since their low combined ranking won’t let them enter the bigger tournaments.

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