Veterans Rohan Bopanna and Rajeev Ram pulled off dramatic wins to move into the QF of the last ATP Masters 1000 event of the year. While Ram/Salisbury staved off a match point against local wildcards Doumbia/Reboul, Bopanna/Middelkoop came back from 3-5 down in the 2nd set to oust Turin hopefuls Bolelli/Fognini.
Top seeds Ram/Salisbury won the last three points of their match, saving a match point in the process. They will take on Dodig/Krajicek next.
Bopanna/Middelkoop were down 3-5 in the 2nd set, but hit a flurry of winners in what was a purple patch for them in the match, eventually winning 6-4 7-5. They will challenge 2nd seeds Koolhof/Skupski next. With this win, Bopanna cracks the Top 15 for the first time since November, 2017.