Bopanna-Lu sent packing from Tashkent Challenger

Updated: Oct 15, 2009, 21:19 PM IST

New Delhi: Curtains were drawn on Indian
challenge at the Tashkent ATP Challenger following Rohan
Bopanna and Yen Hsun Yen Lu`s semifinal defeat in the doubles
event today.

The second seeded Indo-Taipei pair began well but lost
steam as the match progressed to succumb to a 6-3 1-6 5-10
beating against local favourites Denis Istomin and Murad

Bopanna and Lu split USD 2700 as prize money and got 40
ATP ranking points each for their effort.

Bopanna had lost his first round singles against Lu.
Another Indian Somdev Devvarman had lost his second round
singles and first round doubles early in the USD 1,25,00 hard
court event.

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