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Italian Open 2024: Rohan Bopanna/Matt Ebden vs Simone Bolelli/Andrea Vavassori preview, head-to-head, prediction, live streaming details

Published at :May 14, 2024 at 6:07 AM
Modified at :May 14, 2024 at 6:07 AM
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Bopanna and Ebden began their Italian Open campaign with a convincing win.

After an early exit from the ATP Masters events in Monte-Carlo and Madrid, the doubles team of Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden started their campaign Italian Open 2024 with a straight-set victory over the Italian pair Matteo Arnaldi and Francesco Passaro.

Bopanna and Ebden, who lost in the first round of their two previous tournaments, had a disappointing month as the former World No. 1 doubles team. However, the Indo-Australian duo defeated Arnaldi and Passaro with a convincing 6-2, 6-2 win in just 52 minutes.

The pair converted four out of six break-point chances while preventing their opponents from capitalizing on any of the three break-point opportunities they had.

In the second round, the 2024 Miami Open champions will compete against another Italian duo, Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori. Bolelli and Vavassori advanced after defeating Christopher Eubanks and John Peers in their opening 82-minute match with a score of 7-6(4), 6-3.

Rohan Bopanna/Matt Ebden vs Simone Bolelli/Andrea Vavassori Match Details

Date: May 14, Tuesday

Time: 2:30 PM IST (Tentative)

Venue:  Foro Italico, Rome

Rohan Bopanna/Matt Ebden vs Simon Bolelli/Andrea Vavassori  preview

Rohanna Bopanna and Matthew Ebden are in pole position in the doubles race to Turin, while their second-round rivals in the Italian Open are in second place. While Bopanna and Ebden had to contend with earlier-than-expected exits in Monte Carlo and Madrid, Bolellli and Vavassori reached the quarterfinals at both events.  

Bopanna and Ebden, as a doubles pair, reached the round of 16 last season in Rome. Bopanna reached the finals in 2013 with fellow Indian Mahesh Bhupathi but lost to the Bryan brothers – Bob and Mike in straight sets. Ebden, in partnership with fellow Aussie Max Purcell, reached the round of 16 in the 2022 edition.    

The winner of the second round will go on to play Nikola Mektic And Wesley Koolhof in the third round. Mektic and Koolhof won the Indian Wells Masters earlier this year. Mektic won the Rome Masters with  Mate Pavic in 2022, while Koolhof was a semifinalist in the Italian Capital in 2023 while paired with  Neal Skupski.

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Head-to-head records

Matches – 2

Rohan Bopanna/Matt Ebden – 2

Simone Bolelli/Andrea Vavassori – 0

Bopanna and Ebden lead Bolelli and Vavassori two-nil, with both their wins coming this season. The first was the Australian Open final, and the second time was towards the end of March in the ATP 1000 Miami Masters.

Where and how to watch the live streaming and TV broadcast of the Italian Open second round between Rohan Bopanna/Matt Ebden and Simone Bolelli/Andrea Vavassori in India?

Indian viewers can catch the second round of the Italian Open between Rohan Bopanna/Matt Ebden and Simon Bolelli/Andreas Vavassori on the Sony Sports Network and their streaming service SonyLiv.


Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden, after a slight dip in form following their Australian Open victory in January, made a strong comeback by clinching the Miami Open Masters title in March. Despite two unexpected early exits, the pair has returned to form.

As the second seeds at the Rome event, Bopanna and Ebden boast a 14-5 win-loss record for the 2024 season, having secured two titles together. Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori, on the other hand, have a 17-7 record this season and have claimed one title. Both teams have achieved three victories in their last five matches.

Heading into the second-round match, Bopanna and Ebden, the more seasoned pair, face their unseeded opponents Bolelli and Vavassori, who are competing in the Rome doubles draw for the first time.

Following their triumph at the Australian Open, Bopanna and Ebden alternated in the No.1 doubles ranking. The Indo-Australian duo has an impressive 54-27 win-loss record as a team, while their Italian counterparts stand at 29-18.

Result: Bopanna and Ebden to win in three sets.

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