New York: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq
Qureshi progressed to the men`s doubles pre-quarterfinals of
US Open with a straight-set win over German-Finn pair of
Michael Kohlmann and Jarkko Nieminen.
The 16th seed Indo-Pak pair defeated their opponents
6-4 6-4 in the second round of the season`s last Grand Slam.
The Wimbledon quarter-finalists though have a tough job
at hand as they are up against second seeds Daniel Nestor of
Canada and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia in the round of 16.
In the mixed doubles event, last year`s finalists Leander
Paes and Cara Black of Zimbabwe moved to the second round
after a 6-4, 7-5 win over Czech pair of Lucie Hradecka and
Paes and his estranged partner Mahesh Bhupathi may clash
in the second round of the mixed doubles event if the latter
along with his partner Daniela Hantuchova clear their opening
Bhupathi and his Slovakian partner will open their
campaign against Kaia Kanepi of Estonia and Robert Lindstedt