Paris: India`s Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes crashed out of the Paris Masters tennis tournament after losing to Mexico`s Santiago Gonzalez and Christopher Kas of Germany 6-3, 1-6, 8-10 in the second round of the event.
Fourth seed "Indian Express" duo, who got a bye in the first round, made a good start to their campaign as they got 76 per cent of their first serve right as compared to just 39 per cent of their opponents.
They also capitalised on the two break points they got, converting one of those in their favour to comfortably ran away with the set 6-3.
But thereafter, the Indians lost the plot completely and started to lose points at key junctures, letting the Mexican-German pair take advantage of their lapses and win the set 6-1.
In the deciding set, none of the pairs spared an inch and took it to the tie-breaker. But in the end, Gonzalez and Kas had the last laugh as they managed to steal the set 10-8.
Paes and Bhupathi have already qualified for the season ending ATP World Tour Finals in London.