Three Indians in doubles at Dubai Tennis

March 4th, 2008 - 6:15 pm ICT by admin  


Dubai, March 4 (IANS) Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles, seeded fourth at the Barclay’s Dubai Tennis Championships, will meet Englishman Andy Murray and Stanislas Wawrinka of Germany in the first round of the tournament. Bhupathi, who won the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis with Knowles, is now placed second as a pair in the ATP Doubles Race. Individually, Bhupathi moved up one place to 18th.

In Dubai, there will be two other Indians in the fray. Leander Paes will be playing with Paul Hanley and Rohan Bopanna is partnering Pakistan’s Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi.

Paes and Hanley meet second seeds Simon Aspelin of Sweden and Juilan Knowle of Austria, while wildcards Bopana and Qureshi take on Russian Igor Andreev and Frenchman Paul Henri-Mattheu.

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