Paes-Dlouhy advance, Bhupathi-Mirnyi crash out
Rome: India`s Leander Paes and Czech Lukas Dlouhy advanced to the men`s doubles quarterfinals while Mahesh Bhupathi and Belarusian Max Mirnyi crashed out of the second round in the 2,750,000 euros Rome Masters tennis.
Third-seeded Paes and Dlouhy were given a walkover by Croat Ivan Ljubicic and Frenchman Michael Llodra, who withdrew because of a side strain to Ljubicic here Friday.
The Indo-Czech pair next plays seventh seeded duo of Poland`s Lukasz Kubot and Oliver Marach of Austria.
Meanwhile, fourth seeds Bhupathi and Mirnyi went down fighting to Americans John Isner and Sam Querrey 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-10.
Isner and Querrey now plays Swiss wildcard pair of Roger Federer and Yves Allegro.