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Asian Games 2018: Rohan Bopanna-Divij Sharan win Gold medal in men's doubles final

Bopanna and Sharan added sixth gold medal to Indian contingent's gold medal tally, while the total number is now 22 - 6 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze. 

NMF News Bureau | Updated: 24 Aug 2018, 13:09:42
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New Delhi: India's pair of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan beat Kazakhstan's Aleksandar Bublik and Denis Yevseyv 6-3, 6-4 in the men's doubles final to win a gold medal in a 52-minute match on Friday.

Bopanna and Sharan added sixth gold medal to Indian contingent's gold medal tally, while the total number is now 22 - 6 gold, 4 silver and 12 bronze. 

In the semi-final earlier, Rohan Bopanna and Sharan outclassed Japan's Kaito Uesugi and Sho Shimabukoro 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 in a three-set, 72-minute thriller.

Bopanna and Sharan thrashed Chinese Taipei's Yang Tsung-Hua and Hsieh Chengpeng 6-3, 5-7, 10-1 in 76 minutes in the quarterfinals.

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In the Round of 16, the duo outsmarted Thailand's Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul and Nuttanon Kadchapanan 6-3, 6-1 in straight games in a match that went for 54 minutes.

In the Round of 32, the pair overcame Indonesia's Susanto Da and Susanto Ia defeating the 6-3, 6-3 in straight games in a match that lasted for 54 minutes.


First Published: 24 Aug 2018, 13:09:42

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