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Bopanna, Mergea finish 2nd in their Group after defeat

Already through to semifinals, Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea finished second in Ashe/Smith Group after suffering defeat against Italian pair of Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolleli in their last Group match, here on Thursday.

Eight seeded Indo-Romanian pair made a strong comeback after losing the first set but eventually lost 4-6 6-1 5-10 to the fifth seeds. They trailed 0-3 in the Super Tie breaker and that cushion stayed with the Italians, who closed the match comfortably in their favour to record their third win a row.

Fognini and Bolleli finished as Group toppers.Ironically, Bopanna and Mergea won 56 points, six more than their rivals yet ended up on the losing side.
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