Bhupathi-Bopanna keep semis hope alive; Paes-Stepanek win

Published: 08 November, 2012 08:52 IST | IANS |

India's tennis doubles pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna, fifth seeds, bounced back from their first round loss beating the Swedish-Romanian combine of Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau 6-3, 5-7, 10-5 in a Group B match here yesterday to keep alive their semi-final hopes of the ATP Tour Finals

It was the Indian duo’s first ever win over Lindstedt and Tecau, who won at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events in Madrid and Cincinnati this year.

Paes-Stepanek win
Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek also began their campaign with a straight set win over seventh seeds Qureshi and Jean-Julien Roger, here.

The Indo-Czech pair got the better of Pakistan-Dutch combo, runners-up at Paris Masters last week, 6-4 7-5 in their opening Group A match.

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