Bopanna's exit means that there are no more Indians in the fray at Wimbledon. Credit goes to the Indo-Canadian pair for remaining calm under pressure and saving both the break points they faced.
Bopanna and Dabrowski will face the duo of Kontinen and Watson in the quarterfinals. The only bright spot came in the girls' doubles first round where Zeel Desai with Swiss partner Lulu Sun beat the Argentine-Japanese combine of Maria Lourdes Carle and Naho Sato 6-7 (4) 6-3 6-3. With the score tied at 3-3, Kontinen and Watson earned a service break in the seventh game to take a 4-3 lead.
However, the joy was short-lived as they failed to consolidate it. Bopanna and Dabrowski levelled matters at 4-4.
That was all Kontinen and Watson needed to serve out the win and continue their title defence.
Earlier, Bopanna and Dabrowski stormed into the last-eight after defeating the Croatian pair of Nikola Mektic and Ana Konjuh 7-6 (5), 6-2 in one hour and three minutes. He is now the lone Indian left in the competition.