Paes-Bhupathi in semis; Bopanna-Qureshi ousted in MiamiMarch 31st, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, March 31 (IANS) India’s Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi progressed while compatriot Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi faltered in the men’s doubles quarterfinal of the Sony Ericsson Open tennis here.
The third-seeded Paes and Bhupathi overcame sixth seeds Michael Llodra of France and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia 6-3, 6-7(4), 10-7 here Wednesday.
In the semifinals, the ‘Indian Express’ will meet the unseeded Oliver Marach of Austria and Serb Janko Tipsarevic, who knocked out No. 7 seeds Bopanna and Qureshi 6-4, 7-6(8).
Bhupathi and Paes both reached the final here last year, but stood on opposite sides of the net, with Paes and Czech Lukas Dlouhy defeating Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi of Belarus for the title.
The Indian veterans are playing together in Miami for the first time in 12 years, and made second-round exits in three straight visits from 1997-99.
They came together this year at the Australian to complete a career Grand Slam but lost to the Bob and Mike Bryans in the final.
- Paes and Bhupathi in third round at Miami - Mar 30, 2011
- Bhupathi-Bopanna reach semis at Miami - Mar 28, 2012
- Australian Open: Paes-Bhupathi storm into semifinals - Jan 26, 2011
- Australian Open: Paes-Bhupathi advance, Bopanna-Qureshi exit - Jan 24, 2011
- Paes-Stepanek beat Marrero-Verdasco, meet Bryan brothers in semis - Mar 29, 2012
- Wimbledon: Paes-Bhupathi crash out in second round - Jun 25, 2011
- Bhupathi-Paes through to Australian Open semi-finals - Jan 26, 2011
- Paes-Bhupathi advance to semis, Bopanna-Qureshi out - Aug 20, 2011
- Paes-Bhupathi and Bopanna-Qureshi in quarterfinals - Aug 19, 2011
- Bopanna, Qureshi enter Paris semi-finals - Nov 12, 2011
- Bhupathi-Bopanna crash out of Aegon Championships - Jun 16, 2012
- Bhupathi's US Open campaign ends - Sep 05, 2010
- Paes-Bhupathi in the Sony Ericsson Open doubles final - Apr 01, 2011
- Bhupathi-Bopanna, Paes-Stepanek advance to Miami quarters - Mar 27, 2012
- Bhupathi-Mirnyi in second round of Paris Masters - Nov 11, 2010
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