Bhupathi and Knowles win Dubai doubles title

March 8th, 2008 - 10:33 pm ICT by admin  

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Dubai, March 8 (IANS) Mahesh Bhupathi of India and Mark Knowles of Bahamas, seeded fourth in the Barclay’s Dubai Tennis tournament, beat Czech pair Paul Vizner and Martin 7-5, 7-6 (9-7) in straight sets to win the Dubai Tennis title. The win came in an hour and 48 minutes and on Bhupathi’s serve. Bhupathi and Knowles had earlier allowed two match points to slip from their grasp.

It was the second successive title for Bhupathi and his partner, who last week won in Mempis. It was the Indian doubles specialist’s 43rd ATP title.

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