Fifth seeds Bopanna and Mergea rallied to win 1-6, 7-6(5), 13-11 against the French pair of Pierre-Hugues and Herbert Nicolas Mahut to reach the last-eight stage of the USD 4,457,065 ATP Masters event.

They next face Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo, who prevailed 7-6(4), 7-6(4) against Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey.

In the women's event, running simultaneously, top seeds Sania and Martina eked out a 7-6(4), 6-4 win oner Germany's Julia Goerges and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik from Poland.

They are now up against American wild card pair of Christina Mchale and CoCo Vandeweghe in the USD 2,701,240 WTA Premier tournament.

Latest News from Sports News Desk