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Bopanna delighted to win Stuttgart Open

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Stuttgart, June 15:

After clinching the men’s doubles title at the Stuttgart Open with Romanian partner Florin Mergea, Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna said it was the perfect platform to warm-up for the lone grass court Major, Wimbledon, which starts on June 29.

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“Great feeling winning the title here in Stuttgart,” Bopanna tweeted on Sunday after his win.

The fourth seeds took just an hour and 12 minutes to beat Austrian-Brazilian third seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares 5-7, 6-2, 10-7 in the final.

“Being the first week on the grass leading up to Wimbledon is always nice. Not only playing on grass but winning a title gives us a lot of confidence,” the 35-year-old Indian said.

His partner Mergea was equally excited to win the title. The duo won their first crown together last month at the Madrid Open, which is a clay court tournament.

“It is my first title on grass, the first time I actually had four wins on grass since I started playing again. I am really happy to come and win a second title with Rohan,” Mergea said.

This was Bopanna’s fourth title of the year also having won two hard court tournaments with Daniel Nestor in Sydney and Dubai. (IANS)