The Indian contingent at Wimbledon had a mixed day, with two out of the three teams making progress in the Men's Doubles event. Five teams started off the campaign for an Indian victory and at the end of day 5, we are now left with only 2. While Mahesh Bhupathi & Max Mirnyi sailed to the 3rd round without any trouble, Rohan Bopanna and his partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi continued their dream journey as they got through a marathon match against Philipp Marx and Igor Zelenay 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 13-11. Unfortunately for the Indian fans, that's where the good news ends with Leander Paes & Lukas Dlouhy making a shock exit in the 2nd round.
The beauty of having 5 set matches for even the Gentlemen's Doubles, something only Wimbledon still maintains, was once again on display today. The match between Bopanna - Qureshi and Marx - Zelenay was extremely tight, explained by the fact that all 4 players were ranked in and around the top 50. After a day that witnessed, a set with a score line that said 70-68, 13-11 fades in comparison, but in a doubles match, such a feat is extremely rare and the Indo-Pak pair will be relieved to have gotten through. With this win, Rohan Bopanna has now equaled his best performance in a Grand Slam, having previously reached the third round in the 2008 Australian Open. The Indo-Pak pair now faces Lukas Lacko and Sergiy Stakhovsky, who knocked out Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy