Bops-Hesh stun top seeds
The Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna knocked off top-seeded Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor 6-4, 7-5 to move into the semi-finals of the Rome Masters.
The Indians won 79 per cent of their service points, and converted a break of serve in each set to wrap up their quarter-final tie in 70 minutes on Friday.
Bhupathi and Bopanna, coming off a semi-final showing at the Mutua Madrid Open last week, are aiming to win their second title of the season after triumphing at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
In the semi-finals, Bhupathi and Bopanna will play Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez.