Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden delivered a commanding upset in Wednesday’s quarter-final action at the Mutua Madrid Open.
The Indian-Australian duo ousted top seeds and defending champions Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski 6-3, 6-2 to reach the last four at the ATP Masters 1000 event. Bopanna and Ebden won 23 of 29 points off their first serves and didn’t face a break point throughout the 60-minute contest.
Bopanna and Ebden, seeded seventh, move one step closer to capturing their third title of the season (Doha, Indian Wells). They will next meet Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, who hold the top spot in the Pepperstone ATP Live Doubles Teams Rankings. The Mexican-French duo will aim to avenge this year’s Barcelona loss to Bopanna and Ebden.