Paes-Bhupathi bow out of China Open

Updated: Oct 07, 2011, 18:46 PM IST

Beijing: Indian tennis duo of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi crashed out of the men`s doubles event of China Open tennis after losing to Croats Marin Cilic and Ivan Ljubicic in straight sets in the quarterfinals.

The fourth-seeded `Indian Express`, who had won the Beijing title in 1997, went down to their opponents without posing much fight to lose 2-6, 3-6.

Cilic and Ljubicic will next take on Robert Lindstedt of Sweden and Horia Tecau of Romania.

Paes and Bhupathi have bagged three ATP doubles championships so far this season.