Bopanna-Qureshi out of Eastbourne

Eastbourne: The top seeded pair of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi made a shock exit from the ATP Eastbourne event after suffering a straight-sets defeat in the doubles quarterfinals.

Bopanna and Qureshi, winners of last week’s Gerry Weber Open, lost 5-7 3-6 to the unseeded combination of Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria and Italian Andreas Seppi in the quarterfinals.

With this defeat, the Indian challenge has ended in the event, the last warm up tournament before the grass court Wimbledon championships.

Bopanna and Qureshi managed to convert just one of the four break points in the first set and none of the two in the second set.

Somdev Devvarman and Sania Mirza have already crashed out of their respective events.