Bopanna-Qureshi shock Bryans at Legg Mason Tennis

August 7th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Rohan Bopanna Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) India’s Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan’s Aisam Ul-Haq-Qureshi shocked second-seeded Americans Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan 7-6(6), 7-5 to enter the semi-finals of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic here.
The Bryans’ defeat Friday was their first here since 2003. The two had won three successive titles in 2005-2007 and had won a record-breaking 62nd team title in Los Angeles last week, where they had beaten Bopanna and Qureshi in the semi-finals.

The unseeded pair of Bopanna and Qureshi fired 17 aces to seal the match in 80 minutes. They converted one of the five break points to seal victory in the 12th game, as Mike finished with two double faults.

Bopanna and Qureshi will next play American Mardy Fish and Mark Knowles of the Bahamas. Fish and Knowles defeated Sweden’s Simon Aspelin and Australian Paul Hanley 6-4, 7-5. They dropped just eight points on first serve.

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