Paes-Bhupathi advance to semis, Bopanna-Qureshi outAugust 20th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Cincinnati (Ohio), Aug 20 (IANS) India’s Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi advanced to the men’s doubles semifinals while compatriot Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi bowed out of the Western & Southern tennis championships here.
Bhupathi and Paes, seeded third, received a walkover into the semi-finals after Czech pair of Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek withdrew here Saturday. Berdych, who defeated two-time champion Roger Federer 6-2, 7-6(3), cited a right shoulder injury.
The Indians now face defending champions, brothers Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan of the US. The Bryans advanced to the semi-finals with a 7-6(5), 7-6(3) victory over seventh seeds Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski.
The fifth-seeded pair of Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi were outplayed by fourth seeds Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic 3-6, 2-6 in just 58 minutes.
Llodra and Zimonjic dropped just eight points on serve to improve to a 31-11 match record on the season.
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- Paes-Bhupathi and Bopanna-Qureshi in quarterfinals - Aug 19, 2011
- Bopanna-Qureshi crash out of US Open men's doubles semis - Sep 10, 2011
- Bopanna-Qureshi win Paris Masters - Nov 14, 2011
- Bopanna-Qureshi go down fighting in French Open - Jun 02, 2011
- Paes-Bhupathi beat Bryan twins, enter semis at Tour finals - Nov 26, 2011
- Bhupathi-Bopanna knock out top seeds to make semis - May 19, 2012
- Australian Open: Paes-Bhupathi storm into semifinals - Jan 26, 2011
- Rogers Cup: Paes-Melzer in semis, Sania-Bethanie exit - Aug 12, 2012
- Paes-Bhupathi in semis; Bopanna-Qureshi ousted in Miami - Mar 31, 2011
- Bopanna-Qureshi advance to second round - Aug 18, 2010
- Australian Open: Paes-Bhupathi advance, Bopanna-Qureshi exit - Jan 24, 2011
- Somdev qualifies for Dubai Tennis Championships - Feb 21, 2010
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