Coming into this event after the Madrid Masters title win, Bopanna and his Romanian partner Florin on Wednesday tamed  the Argentine combo of Leonardo Mayer and Juan Monaco 6-3 6-4 in the opening round of the Euro 3,830,295 ATP event.
Bopanna and Mergea called the shots from the word go, building up a healthy 5-1 lead but Mayer and Monaco reduced the deficit with a gritty fight.
Serving for the opening set, Bopanna committed a double fault to be down 30-40 but he saved the break chance with an ace and wrapped the set after 29 minutes of play.
For a place in the quarterfinals, they will fight it with third seeded team of Dutch player Jean-Julien Rojer and Romania's Horia Tecau.

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