Paes-Bhupathi, Bopanna Qureshi get first round bye

August 16th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS  

Rafael Nadal Cincinnati(US), Aug 16 (IANS) India’s Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi have been given a bye in the men’s doubles first round of the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament.

Paes and Bhupathi have been seeded third and play the winner of the match between Serbians Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki and Spaniards Marc Lopez and Rafael Nadal.

Also in the fray are India’s Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan’s Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, who are seeded fifth and have also been given a bye in the first round. They play Argentina’s Juan Ignacio Chela and Juan Monaco in the second round.

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