After defeating Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Max Mirnyi of Belarus in the third round of men's doubles, India's Rohan Bopanna and Romanian Florin Mergea have a tough ask, as they face top seeded Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan in the quarter-final of the Wimbledon on Tuesday.
Bopanna and Mergea fought it out against Mirnyi and Kubot, who were making it difficult for the Indo-Romanian pair. The match lasted for more than three hours, which would have exhausting for the pair.
Bopanna and Mergea are aware of the big game, and a victory against the Bryan brothers could give them the much-needed confidence to go all the way and clinch the doubles title.
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan have been one of the best doubles pair the world has ever seen.
The Bryan brothers have won all the grand slams – including Wimbledon, which they have won three times – they have played so far. They have been, as usual, impressive in the tournament, defeating teams with ease. The Bryan brothers have lost only one set in the competition so far.
Rohan Bopanna is the lone India in the men's doubles now, after the exit of Leander Paes and his doubles partner, Daniel Nestor.
But Paes will once again be in action on Tuesday as he partners alongside Martina Hingis in the third round of mixed doubles. The Indo-Swiss pair will face Artem Sitak and Anastasia Rodionova and try to progress further in the competition.
Paes and Hingis have played together in the mixed doubles circuit with decent success. They won the Australian Open mixed doubles earlier in the year, defeating Daniel Nestor and Kristina and Mladenovic in the finals.
The Indo-Swiss pair will be eager to win the Wimbledon title as well, for which they need to be on top of their game. The Paes-Hingis pair has been seeded seventh in the competition.
Sania Mirza and her partner Bruno Soares have been seeded second in the mixed doubles competition. They face Marin Draganja and Ana Konjuh on Tuesday.
Where to Watch Live
The Leander Paes-Martina Hingis vs Artem Sitak-Anastasia Rodionova match is scheduled to begin at 11.45 am local time (4.15 pm IST, 6.45 am ET) on Court 2.
The Bruno Soares-Sania Mirza vs Marin Draganja-Ana Konjuh mixed doubles match will be the last match on court no 2.
The Rohan Bopanna-Florin Mergea vs Bob Bryan-Mike Bryan men's doubles clash is set to start not before 4 pm local time (8.30 pm IST, 11 am ET).
Full Day 8 action in India will be made available on Star Sports 2/HD and Star Sports 4/HD with live streaming on starsports online. The live coverage starts from 1 pm local time (5:30 pm IST and 8 am ET)