India experienced a mixed day at the US Open as Rohan Bopanna advanced to the men’s doubles second round with Denis Shapovalov but Leander Paes made a first-round exit with Guillermo Duran here.
Bopanna and his Canadian partner knocked out formidable fourth-seeded French pair of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut 6-3 6-1 in just 55 minutes on Friday night (August 30).
Bopanna and Shapovalov lost their serve twice but broke their rivals six times out of seven chances.
Paes and Argentina’s Guillermo Duran lost 5-7 2-6 to Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic and Norway’s Casper Ruud.
Divij Sharan and Monacos Hugo Nys had also lost their first-round to Robert Carballes Baena and Federico Delbonis on Thursday (August 29).