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French Open 2022: Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna, Ramkumar Ramanathan in doubles — Preview, Where to Watch, Live Stream

With no Indians making it to the singles draw for French Open 2022, all eyes will be on veterans Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, Ramkumar Ramathan in their respective doubles campaigns at the clay-court Grand Slam in Roland Garros.

Rohan Bopanna and Matwe Middelkoop will play in mens doubles while Sania Mirza and Lucie Hradecka will pair up for womens doubles at the French Open
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Rohan Bopanna and Matwe Middelkoop will play in men's doubles while Sania Mirza and Lucie Hradecka will pair up for women's doubles at the French Open

By

Sohinee

Updated: 2022-05-23T19:31:28+05:30

Things are about to get more heated with the second Grand Slam of the calendar already arriving with the French Open 2022 action kicking off on 22nd May at Roland Garros, Paris.

The lone clay-court Grand Slam of the tennis calendar will not be seeing any Indian participants in the singles categories but will see Indian tennis veterans and former champions, Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza in doubles action in their respective men's and women's doubles categories. Also, Ramkumar Ramanathan will be competing in doubles as well, alongside Hunter Reese.

In the singles, none of the Indians - Sumit Nagal, Yuki Bhambri and Ramkumar Ramanathan were able to make it past the qualifier stages.

Both Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna have had a notable run so far this season, doing well both on the hard court surfaces and the clay court ones.

For Sania Mirza, who announced that she will be retiring from professional tennis by the end of 2022, the run has been extra special and she is heading into her final French Open on the back of a runner-up finish at the Internationaux de Strasbourg event in Germany, alongside Czech partner, Lucie Hradecka.

In 2012, Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi had won the French Open Mixed Doubles title and in her final dash on the Parisian clay, Mirza will hope to come close to winning a second French Open title, as she is also enjoying a good form.

In the women's doubles otherwise, interestingly, Mirza has been a finalist in 2011, along with Elena Vesnina. On that occasion, Mirza and Vesnina lost to Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecka, who is Mirza's current partner.

Seeded 10th at the Grand Slam, Sania Mirza and Lucie Hradecka also became runners-up at Charleston Open and reached the semi-finals of the Italian Open before finishing as runners-up at Strasbourg, where they were the top seeds.

Meanwhile, Rohan Bopanna will be joining forces with Matwé Middelkoop for his campaign at Roland Garros. Chiefly, Bopanna, along with Jamie Murray had reached the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters and then with Middelkoop, Bopanna reached the quarters of Bavarian International.

Rohan Bopanna has also been a past champion at the French Open, winning the Mixed Doubles in 2017 with Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski.

In the men's doubles, Bopanna is yet to go past the quarter-finals and along with Middelkoop, he will hope to reach the last four stages this time. They will begin their campaign against the all-French teenage pair of Luca Van Assche and Sascha Gueymard Wayenburg.

Meanwhile, Ramkumar Ramanathan and American Hunter Reese will also pair up and take on the all-German duo of Daniel Altmaier and Oscar Otte.

French Open 2022 fixtures:

Men's Doubles - First Round

Rohan Bopanna - Matwé Middelkoo [16] vs Luca Van Assche - Sascha Gueymard Wayenburg on 24th May 2022

Ramkumar Ramanathan - Hunter Reese vs Daniel Altmaier-Oscar Otte

Women's Doubles - First Round

Sania Mirza - Lucie Hradecka [10] vs Jasmine Paolini - Martina Trevisan on 25th May 2022

Where to watch French Open 2022?

The French Open 2022 is being telecast live on Sony Ten and Sony Ten HD channels. It is available in four languages.

Where to live stream French Open 2022?

The French Open 2022 will be live-streamed on the Sony Liv app.

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