Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna, who need to improve their rankings to earn a direct entry into the London Olympics
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna came from a set down to win 2-6, 6-3, 10-8 against Michael Llodra of France and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia and move into the semi-finals of the Sony Ericsson Open here.
The sixth-seeded Indian duo took an hour and eight minutes to get the better of their third-seeded opponents. Although there was not much to choose between the two pairs, Bhupathi and Bopanna managed to hold on to their nerves and win points at crucial moments.
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna came from a set down to win 2-6, 6-3, 10-8 against Michael Llodra of France and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia. File Pic/PTI
The Indian combo, who had recently won the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, saved as many as four breakpoints out of six against the French-Serbian pair.
The Indians will next take on the winner of the other quarter-final between the Polish-Serbian duo of Lukasz Kubot-Janko Tipsarevic and Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Daniel Nestor of Canada.