Paes-Bhupathi in Beijing Open quarterfinals

Updated: Oct 05, 2011, 22:28 PM IST

Beijing: Ace Indian tennis duo of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi on Wednesday stormed into the quarterfinals of the doubles event of Beijing Open after a tough fight against Mao Gong and Zhe Li of China.

Paes and Bhupathi prevailed over the Chinese duo 6-2 3-6 10-3 in a one hour nine minute first round contest.

The fourth seeded Indian duo will next take on the Crotian pair of Marin Cilic and Ivan Ljubicic who beat Mark Knowles of Bahamas and Jurgen Melzer of Austria 6-3 6-4 in another first round match.