Stockholm Open: Bopanna-Qureshi in men’s doubles final

October 21st, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Rohan Bopanna Stockholm, Oct 21 (IANS) India’s Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan’s Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi rallied to enter the Stockholm Open men’s doubles final Friday, with a 2-6, 6-2, 10-8 victory over Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis and Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina.

After losing the first set, the top seeds broke twice in the second to level the match. In the deciding match tie-break, they converted their first match point to claim victory in 68 minutes.

It will be the second ATP World Tour final of the season for the Indo-Pak Express and they will look to add to the title they won at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle in June.

They are currently seventh in the 2011 ATP Doubles Team Rankings, closing in on one of the three remaining spots in the eight-team field at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

The duo had entered the semifinals with a 7-6(5), 7-5 victory over Germans Michael Kohlmann and Alexander Waske.

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