Bhupathi-Knowles advance, Paes-Dlouhy falter at Basil

October 24th, 2008 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS  

Basil, Oct 24 (IANS) India’s Mahesh Bhupathi and his Bahamian partner Mark Knowles cruised into the quarter-final, but the other Indian Leander Paes and Czech Lukas Dlouhy failed to make the semi-finals of the Davidoff Swiss Indoor tournament here.Bhupathi and Knowles, seeded second, beat Spanish duo Marcel Granollers and Feliciano Lopez in 6-4,6-1. They next play Australian Jordan Kerr and Finland’s Jarkko Niemen who outplayed Spaniards Oscar Hernandez and Albert Montanes 6-4,6-3.

Paes and Dlouhy went down to German pair Christopher Kas and Philipp Kohlschreiber 3-6, 0-6.

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