India's tennis star Rohan Bopanna and his men's doubles partner Florin Mergea stormed into the quarter - finals of the French Open tennis tournament here on Sunday.
The sixth - seeded Indo - Romanian pair outclassed the United States's Brian Baker and New Zealand's Marcus Daniell 6 - 2, 6 - 7 (4), 6 - 1 in one hour and 48 minutes in the third round to enter the last eight stage.
Bopanna and Mergea got their match off to a positive start, taking an important 4 - 2 lead over their opponent and from there on the duo broke Baker - Daniell's serve twice to win the first set comfortably by a healthy 6 - 2 margin.
In the second set both the sides displayed their best on the court, winning each game to make it 6 - 6 and take the set to a tie - breaker.
Baker - Daniell were the dominant side in the tie - breaker as the duo played sensibly to edge past Bopanna - Mergea 7 - 4 to win the second set and level things up 1 - 1.
In third and final set, the sixth - seeded pair broke their opponents twice to take a handy 5 - 1 lead and from there on served brilliantly to win the last game and the set 6 - 1.