January 9 : India men’s doubles pair of Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan defeated top-seeded Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo to win the Adelaide International tournament on Sunday. The Indian pair defeated Dodig and Melo in straight sets to win the tournament. Bopanna and Ramanathan defeated Dodig and Melo 7-6, 6-1 here at the Centre Court.
The first set was closely contested and Bopanna and Ramanathan had to dig deep to find the best in themselves. In the end, the Indian duo stuck it out and registered a thrilling 7-6 win in the first set.
Bopanna and Ramanathan continued with their momentum, and the duo breezed to a easy win in the second set, winning the tournament in some style.
Earlier, Bopanna and Ramanathan had outclassed fourth seeds Tomislav Brkic and Santiago Gonzalez in straight sets to reach the final of the competition.
The unseeded Indian duo defeated the Bosnian-Mexican duo 6-2 6-4 in the doubles semifinals.
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