Leander, Bhupathi, Bopanna get byes in Paris Masters

Paris: Striving hard to secure a place in the
season-ending World Tour Finals, India`s Mahesh Bhupathi and
Rohan Bopanna have got a first round bye in the Paris Masters
event along with their respective partners.

Paris Masters is the last chance for the players to grab
four spots at stake for the finale in London.

Bhupathi and his Belarusian partner Max Mirnyi have been
seeded sixth while Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi are seeded

Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy have already secured a
place in the Finals as they are ranked third in the world team
ranking chart.

Top eight doubles teams and singles platers would compete
in the season ending event in London from November 21.

Paes and Dlohuy have also got a first round bye and are
seeded third in the euro 2,750,000 ATP event.

No India is competing in the singles event.