Bopanna, Cuevas reach quarterfinals of Monte Carlo Masters

Rohan Bopanna and his partner Pablo Cuevas knocked out fifth seeds Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram after a three-set battle to progress to the quarterfinals of the ATP Monte Carlo Masters event here.

The unseeded Indo-Uruguay pair pipped the Protea-American combination 6-7(6) 6-4 10-6 in the pre-quarterfinals.

They next face top seeded team of Henri Kontinen from Finland and Australia's John Peers, who ensured exit of Novak Djokovic and Victor Troicki with a 6-3 6-4 win.

The Monte Carlo Masters is fifth tournament Bopanna is playing with Cuevas and this is their best performance together after joining forces at the beginning of the season.

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