Paes-Bhupathi get top billing at Indianapolis

July 15th, 2008 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS  


New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) India’s Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi will be the top seed in men’s doubles event at the Indianapolis Tennis Championships in the US this week. Paes and Bhupathi will take on wild card holders Daniel Nestor and Frederic Niemeyer of Canada Wednesday in the opening round.

This $525,000 hard-court event is going to be their second and final pre-olympic tournament. Paes and Bhupathi have also played together in a pre-Wimbledon grass court tourney in Holland and finished runners-up.

The tournament will also see India’s Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan’s Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi face fourth seeds Russians Igor Kunitsyn and Dmitry Tursunov in the first round.

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