Paes, Bhupathi in quarter-final of Cincinnati Masters

July 31st, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS  


Cincinnati, July 31 (IANS) Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi entered the doubles quarterfinals of the $2,615,000 Cincinnati Tennis Masters with their respective partners. While sixth seeded pair of Paes and Czech Lukas Dlouhy quelled the challenge of Croat Ivo Karlovic and Rogier Wassen of Netherlands 6-4, 6-2 in the second round, Bhupathi and Mark Knowles of Bahamas, seeded fourth, were given a walkover by Czechs Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek.

Paes-Dlouhy next play Canadian Daniel Nestor and Serb Nenad Zimonjic whereas Bhupathi and Knowles face winners of the match between Americans Mardy Fish and John Isner and Swede Jonas Bjorkman and Zimbabwean Kevin Ullyett.

Paes-Dlouhy have been on a roll ever since they combined for the French Open this year. They reached the Halle final and the semi-finals at Wimbledon and Toronto. Their four losses have all come to the eventual champions.

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