Rohan Bopanna-Florin Mergea enter Cincinnati Masters’ quarters

first_imgIndo-Romanian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea earned a hard fought win in three sets to enter the men’s doubles quarterfinals of the Cincinnati Masters on the outdoor hard courts of the Lindner Family Tennis Center here.The fifth seeds took an hour and 29 minutes to move past French combine of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut 1-6, 7-6(5), 13-11 on Thursday. They will next take on Croatian-Brazilian second seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo on Friday for a place in the semifinals.Bopanna and Mergea had a disastrous start as they were broken twice in the first set. They took time to get into rhythm as Herbert and Mahut won six of the seven games played in the set.However, the seeded pair came back strongly to win a breakpoint in the second set. Herbert and Mahut also won a breakpoint to push the set into the tie-breaker where the fifth seeds proved a tad bit better to clinch it 7-5.It turned out to be an extremely close contest in the super tie-break as neither pair earned a mini service break. However, just when it mattered, Bopanna and Mergea got the break and entered the last eight stage.Leander Paes and his Swiss partner Stan Wawrinka will take on Spanish-Belarusian pair of Feliciano Lopez and Max Mirnyi in the quarterfinals on Friday. Indo-Swiss women’s doubles top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis will also play their quarters against wild card American pair of Christina Mchale and CoCo Vandeweghe.advertisementlast_img read more

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CWT opens Manila Center

first_imgCarlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) announced today that its brand new facility in Manila, Philippines has officially opened.The center is a state-of-the-art facility offering services around the clock to global clients and it houses CWT’s global network operations and global IT security operations center.CWT president & chief executive officer Douglas Anderson, said that Manila has a strong business reputation and CWT is excited to work in the city.“Manila’s reputation as having an excellent business climate for service organizations, its rich pool of qualified talent and inherent philosophy of customer service made it CWT’s first choice for our new center. As we grow our business around the world, an efficient, customer-focused team is key to ensuring our clients’ travel needs are well-managed,” Mr Anderson said.The CWT employees at the center will participate in a new global CWT training program this year, designed to shape travel counselors of the future.The training will also be implemented in other CWT service centers around the world including Minneapolis and San Jose in Costa Rica, to ensure a consistent and effective global offering for all clients.Since it began operations in April 2014, the center has already grown to 280 team members, providing support to clients and employees across Asia Pacific and the globe.CWT has had a presence in the Philippines since the early 1980s when Rajah Travel joined the CWT network, providing travel services to CWT clients based in the Philippines.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more

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