Miami: Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani
partner Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi eked out a hard earned win over
Michael Mertinak of Slovakia and Dick Norman of Belgium to
book a place in the quarter-finals of the Sony Ericsson Open
The seventh-seed Indo-Pak pair defeated their unseeded
rivals 7-6(4), 3-6, 10-8 in the second round of the hard court
They will lock horn with giant-killers Oliver Marach of
Austria and Serbia`s Janko Tipsarevic, who shocked top seeds
and local favourites Bob and Mike Bryan 7-5, 6-4 in their
The Indian pair of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi,
seeded third, is up against Spanish pair of Marc Lopez and
David Marrero in their second round.
Somdev Devvarman had lost to David Ferrer to bow out of
the men`s singles event earlier.
Sania Mirza had lost to Maria Kirilenko in the women`s
singles event, being played simultaneously here.