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Rohan Bopanna-Florin Mergea Reach Madrid Open Final

A file photo of doubles team partners Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea. (Getty Images)

A file photo of doubles team partners Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea. (Getty Images)

Bopanna and Florin Mergea entered the final of Madrid Masters men's doubles tennis title, beating fourth seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo 7-5, 6-7 (4), 12-10 in a tight contest.

Madrid: Sixth seeds Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea entered the final of Madrid Masters men's doubles tennis title, beating fourth seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo 7-5, 6-7 (4), 12-10 in a tight contest.

The Indo-Romanian pair pulled ahead after winning the first set 7-5 on Saturday.

But they couldn't capitalise on their ascendancy. They surrendered the second set in the tie-breaker after some tough fight.

But they bounced back in the third set tie-breaker, displaying admirable skill and composure to snatch the contest 12-10 in the decider.

The defending champions will face third-seeded pair of Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau in the title round.

Rojer-Tecau beat French pair of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) earlier on Saturday.