Indian challenge ended in the men’s doubles event of the Wimbledon, as Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek and the pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna suffered contrasting defeats in their respective matches on Tuesday.

While Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek were stunned by Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo in a gruelling weather-hit five-setter, Bhupathi and Bopanna lost in straight sets to Mikhael Elgin and Denis Istomin.

Paes and Stepanek lost 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-8 after fighting for three hours and 42 minutes.

Bhupathi and Bopanna lost their second round match 5-7, 6-7 (3), 3-6 in two hours and four minutes.

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