Bopanna-Qureshi stun world number two Bryan brothers
The unseeded Indo-Pak pair recorded a stunning 7-6(6), 7-5 win over the world number two players.
Washington: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq
Qureshi pulled off the biggest win of their career by
upsetting world record holders Mike and Bob Bryan in the
quarterfinals of the Legg Mason Classic event here.
The unseeded Indo-Pak pair recorded a stunning 7-6 (6),
7-5 win over the world number two players, who have a record
62 titles against their name, to avenge last week`s defeat at
the Farmers Classic.
Bopanna and Qureshi will take on Mardy Fish and Mark
Knowles in the semi-finals of the USD 1,165,500 ATP 500
"This victory is really satisfying on many levels. After
the Bryan brothers beat us last week, this win shows that we
were able to analyse what went wrong with our game and correct
those faults to come back and win convincingly against these
very tough players.”
"Both Aisam and I know that our game has been improving
steadily and we have the confidence and ability to be amongst
the best. Our plan was to play aggressively from the start,
and that`s what we successfully did," Bopanna said after the
Bopanna and Qureshi fired 17 aces as they sealed victory
over the reigning ATP World Tour Doubles Champions in 80
The unseeded pairing converted one of the five break
points they created to seal victory in the 12th game, as Mike
Bryan finished with two double faults.