RIO DE JANEIRO: Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna subdued Britain's Andy Murray and Heather Watson with remarkable ease to breeze into the mixed doubles semifinals at the Rio Olympic Games here on Friday.
The fourth seeded Indian pair dominated the quarterfinal contest, winning 6-4, 6-4 in just 67 minutes.
One more victory will ensure India a silver medal and a defeat in the semifinals would give Sania and Bopanna a chance to fight for the bronze.
India has only one tennis medal in its entire Olympic history that came through Leander Paes, who won a singles bronze at 1996 Atlanta Games.
We can expect one medal each in Hockey,Tennis,Badminton,Boxing and wrestling....anything more will be bonus....Let us pray for their success
Congrats to Sania and Bopanna. All the best for the semi-final.
Abjinder Pal Singh
Well played at least we can genuinely hope for a medal now....keep it up and win gold...!!
R K Sharma
Good Luck to both of them . We wish them GOLD Luck
Thank you and congratulations to Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna pair. Please keep up the good work and bring glory to the nation.
This may be the only medal India gets in RIO Olympics.
Great show. Good luck to them for semi finals.
Hope for Atleast a bronze medal
Pls atleast one medal
one more win will ensure a medal ......some good news at last
M S Ansari
Wonderful pair! Move on! Win!
Whole country is with you!
...M. S . Ansari
After a lot of hype there is some light now. Let us hope this pair gets a Medal at least.
Well done Sania and Rohan! Looks like India opening account in medals tally. Keep Indian flag fluttering
Well played. One more win and we are assured of a medal.