Bhupathi-Knowles in Pilot Pen final

August 23rd, 2008 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS  

New Haven (Connecticut), Aug 23 (IANS) India’s Mahesh Bhupathi and his Bahamas partner Mark Knowles have battled past Italians Simone Bolelli and Andreas Seppi to move into the finals of $708,000 Pilot Pen Tennis tournament.The second seeded Bhupathi-Knowles defeated the Italians 6-3, 5-7, 10-7 in a hard fought semi-final here Friday.

They now face fourth-seeded Brazilians Marcelo Melo and Andre Sa in the finals, who outplayed compatriot Bruno Soares and Argentine Lucas Arnold Ker 7-5, 6-4.

Bhupathi has last year captured the title with Nenad Zimonjic and with Knowles will be bidding for their third title of the season.

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