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Balaji-Jeevan Stun Fifth Seeds, Move To Australian Open Second Round | Tennis News

N Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan reached Aus Open 2nd round© TwitterThe Indian men's doubles pair of N Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan continued their good run by stunning fifth seeds Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek in the opening round of the Australian Open here on Saturday. Balaji and Nedunchezhiyan, who came into the tournament as an alternate team, took two hours 20 minutes to win the first round fixture 7-6 (6) 2-6 6-4 against Croatian Dodig and American Krajicek.In the mixed doubles event, veterans Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna too advanced to the second round, with a straight set win.Despite having less number of aces and winners, Balaji and Nedunchezhiyan had more service points, and delivered when it mattered the most, converting both their break points.The Ind...