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On Wednesday, June 5, the Indo-Australian pairing of Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden, the second seeds Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen, the pairing from Belgium, in the French Open quarter-final. The second seeds were involved in a tough battle in the first couple of sets before they took their game to the next level, winning it  7-6(7-3), 5-7, 6-1.

In the first set, Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden were in a great tussle against Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen, with both pairing unable to secure a break of serve. In the tie-breaker, Bopanna-Ebden managed to take three points off the Gille-Vliegen serve, which proved to be more than enough to clinch the first set.

The sixth point of the second set was keenly contested, wherein Bopanna-Ebden had the opportunity to break the serve, but they didn’t manage to do it. Gille and Vliegen managed to secure the first break of serve in the match in the latter stages of the second set before winning it 7-5.

Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden brought their A-game to the third and final set, securing an early break of serve. The second seeds managed to get the second break of serve shortly after, following which they served out the second set and match 6-1 at Court Suzanne-Lenglen.

The Indo-Australian pairing will now be focusing their attention on playing their second straight Grand Slam semi-final, taking on the Italian pair of Andrea Vavassori and Simone Bolelli in the French Open last four.