Bhupathi-Bopanna in final of Cincinnati Masters
Cincinnati: Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna have earned a chance to win their second title of the season by reaching the summit clash of the ATP Cincinnati Masters with a straight sets win over Croatia`s Ivan Dodig and Brazil`s Marcelo Melo.
The sixth seed Indian pair recorded a 6-4 6-3 win over their rivals in the semi-finals of the USD 2,825,280 hard court event.
They will now fight it out with fourth seeded pair of Sweden`s Robert Lindstedt and Romania`s Horia Tecau, who shocked second seed American`s Mike and Bob Bryan 7-5 6-7(5) 10-2.
India`s Leander Paes and Czech Radek Stepanek had bowed out in the second round.
Bhupathi and Bopanna, who have been dumped from India`s Davis Cup team, had won a title in Dubai event in February.
It is only the second time this season that they have reached the final of an ATP event.