The unseeded pair, Rohan Bopanna-Oliver Marach, came from behind to defeat their fancied rivals

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Wednesday night, the unseeded Indo-Austrian pair came from behind to defeat their fancied rivals in the round of 16 tie 3-6 6-4 10-8.

In a hard-fought second round, India’s Rohan Bopanna and Austrian Oliver Marach stunned ninth seeds Fabrice Martin and Jean-Julien Rojer to enter the men’s doubles quarterfinals of the Paris Masters tennis tournament.

To exert pressure on the French-Dutch pair, the duo of Bopanna and Marach won the second set, even though they lost the first.

In the tie break, the 40-year-old Bopanna brought all his experience into play and was helped by Marach’s resolution to win this match.

On Friday in the quarterfinals, the Indian-Austrian duo will face the eighth seed pairing of Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Jurgen Melzer.

To move into the round of 16, Bopanna and Marach had defeated the Serbian pair of Dusan Lajovic and Nikola Cacic 7-5, 7-6.