Mahesh Bhupati and Rohan Bopanna lost in final to top seeded American team of Mike and Bob Bryan on 19 May 2013 at the Rome Masters. They lost the match in straight sets. With their runners-up finish, Bhupathi and Bopanna split 76060 euros as prize money and earned 600 ranking points each.The sixth seeded Indian combination lost 2-6 3-6 in the summit clash of the clay court event. Such was the domination of the veteran American pair that Indians could not earn even a single break chance.
The Indians lost their serve twice in the opening set and once in the second. Bhupathi and Bopanna were playing their second final of the season and first together.
Bhupathi had won the Dubai event with Michael Llodra while Bopanna had triumphed at Marseille, France with Colin Fleming.
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