Bhupathi-Mirnyi in second round of Paris Masters

November 11th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Rohan Bopanna Paris, Nov 11 (IANS) India’s Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi of Belarus defeated Israel’s Jonathan Erlich and Michael Kohlmann of Germany 3-6, 6-1, 10-5 to move into the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters here Friday.

The sixth seeds won their second round match in an hour and nine minutes. Bhupathi and Mirnyi, who are looking to qualify for the season-ending World Tour Finals, will next take on second-seeded Daniel Nestor of Canada and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia.

India’s Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy of Czech Republic are already in the quarter-finals.

Also, India’s Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan’s Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi face Mark Knowles of Bahamas and Andy Ram of Israel in the second round.

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