Bhupathi-Mirnyi in quarters of Dubai Tennis

Updated: Feb 22, 2010, 22:23 PM IST

Dubai: India`s Mahesh Bhupathi and his
Belarussian partner Max Mirnyi on Monday advanced to the doubles
quarterfinals of the Dubai Tennis Championship here after
defeating the wildcard pair of the UAE`s Mahmoud-Nader Al
Baloushi and Kuwait`s Abdullah Magdas in straight sets.

The third-seed pair of Bhupathi and Mirnyi overcame the
first set challenge to beat Al Baloushi and Magdas 7-5, 6-0 in
56 minutes in the USD 1,619,500 event.

The Indo-Belarussian pair will next play the winner of
the match between Swede Simon Aspelin and Australian Paul
Hanley and Serbians Novak Djokovic and Dusan Vemic.