New York: India's Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam Qureshi suffered a first round defeat in the men's doubles of the US Open tennis here at the Flushing Meadows. (Also Read: Federer Hits Season 50)
Bopanna and Qureshi, who were seeded 13th, went down 6-7 (10-12), 6-4, 6-7 (5-7) against the unseeded Italian pair of Daniele Bracciali and Andreas Seppi on Tuesday.
It was a tough battle for Bopanna and Qureshi that lasted 152 minutes. The Indo-Pakistan pair managed 11 aces in the first set but also committed nine double faults and lost it. (Read: Borna Coric Knocks Out Lukas Rosol)