Bhupathi-Bopanna in Cincinnati finalAugust 19th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Cincinnati, Aug 19 (IANS) Amidst the lows of being axed from India’s Davis Cup team, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna put in a sterling performance to march into the finals of the men’s doubles Cincinnati tennis Masters.
The Indian pair had little problem in disposing of Croatia’s Ivan Dodig and Brazil’s Marcelo Melo 6-4, 6-3 here Saturday.
Bhupathi and Bopanna will have a chance to win their second ATP title of the year when they take on fourth seeded pair of Sweden’s Robert Lindstedt and Romania’s Horia Tecau, who beat second seeded American pair of Mike and Bob Bryan 7-5, 6-7(5), 10-2, in the finals of the $2,825,280 hard court event.
The sixth seeds had won the Dubai Open in February.
Earlier, India’s Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek were knocked out in the second round.
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- Bopanna-Bhupathi, Paes-Stepanek out of Madrid Open - May 13, 2012
- Paes-Stepanek storm into final of Australian Open - Jan 26, 2012
- Bhupathi-Bopanna finish runners-up in Cincinnati - Aug 20, 2012
- Wimbledon: Sania-Bhupathi lose, Paes-Stepanek surge ahead (Lead) - Jun 30, 2012
- Bhupathi-Bopanna reach quarters of Dubai Open - Mar 01, 2012
- Paes-Bhupathi lose first round encounter in London - Nov 21, 2011
- Paes-Bhupathi in semifinals of AEGON Championships - Jun 11, 2011
- Paes-Bhupathi and Bopanna-Qureshi in quarterfinals - Aug 19, 2011
- Sania and Paes move up, Bhupathi-Bopanna lose (Lead) - Aug 11, 2012
- Paes-Bhupathi beat Bryan twins, enter semis at Tour finals - Nov 26, 2011
- Paes-Stepanek shock Bryan brothers; lift Australian Open men's doubles title (Lead) - Jan 28, 2012
- Paes-Bhupathi advance to semis, Bopanna-Qureshi out - Aug 20, 2011
- Bhupathi-Bopanna lose in Rome Masters' semis - May 20, 2012
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