Bhupathi-Mirnyi advance, Bopanna-Qureshi lose in ValenciaBy IANS
Saturday, November 6, 2010
VALENCIA - India’s Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi of Belarus advanced to the men’s doubles semi-finals of the 1,357,000-euro Valencia Open tennis.
Third-seeded Bhupathi-Mirnyi outlasted Frantisek Cermak of the Czech Republic and Michal Mertinak of Slovakia 6-3, 6-7(6), 10-6 and are next up against top seeds Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Oliver Marach of Austria.
However, it was curtains for fourth-seeded pair of India’s Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan’s Aisam-ul Haq Qureshi who lost to Spaniards Marc Lopez and David Marrero 6-2, 6-4.