Bopanna-Vliegen in semifinal of Atlanta Tennnis Championships

July 24th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS  

Rohan Bopanna Atlanta (USA), July 24 (IANS) India’s Rohan Bopanna and Kristof Vliegen of Belgium defeated Jonathan Erlich of Israel and Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia in a tough duel to reach the semi-finals of the Atlanta Tennis Championships.
Third seeded Bopanna and Kristof won 3-6, 7-6 (7), 10-8 Friday and will now play Stephen Huss of Australia and Brazilian Andre Sa in the $531,000 hardcourt event.

Huss and Sa got a walk over from Americans Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish.

The other semi-final will be a contest between American pairs — James Blake and John Isner and Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram.

Blake and Isner went past Germany’s Michael Kohlmann and Rainer Schuettler 6-4, 6-1 while Lipsky and Ram beat Kevin Anderson of South Africa and Michael Russell of US 7-6 (2), 7-6 (9).

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