India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Hungarian partner Timea Babos got the better of Marcelo Demoliner and Martinez Sanchez to reach the Australian Open final, on Friday.

The Indo-Hungarian pair won their first set 7-5 in 34 minutes but lost the second set to Demoliner and Sanchez 5-7. However, they fought back hard to clinch the third set 10-6 and won the semi-final in three sets.

Earlier, Bopanna and Babos had registered a straight-sets victory over Colombia’s Juan Sebastian Cabal and American Abigail Spears in a quarter-final contest which lasted for an hour and 15 minutes.