Bopanna, Qureshi enter Paris Masters semifinals
Paris: India`s Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisamul Haq Qureshi have barged into the semifinals at the Paris Masters, upsetting second-seeded Michael Llodra of France and Serbia`s Nenad Zimonzic in the super tie-break.
The Indo-Pakistani pair, seeded seventh, celebrated their maiden entry into the tour`s year-ending finals in London, by rallying to win after losing the first set, 3-6, 6-4, 10-6.
Bopanna and Qureshi, last year`s US Open finalists, will now play third-seeded Maxi Mirnyi of Belarus and Bahamas` Daniel Nestor who beat Austria`s Oliver Marach and Alexander Peya in straight sets, 6-2, 7-6 (7).
The two other Indians in doubles play, fourth-seeded Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi were beaten in the second round, having received a bye in the first, in the super tiebreak 10-8.
Paes and Bhupathi have also made it to the London Tour year-ender as one of the top pairs.
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