Toronto: Mahesh Bhupathi is the lone Indian
survivor at the ATP Rogers Cup as Somdev Devvarman, Leander
Paes and Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the Masters Series event
following defeats in their respective draws.
Somdev entered the singles event as a lucky loser after
Fernando Gonzalez pulled out but lost his first round to world
number 18 Gael Monfils 6-7 (7), 3-6 after a gallant fight.
Third seeded Paes and Czech Lukas Dlouhy, who had got a
bye in the first round, lost 1-6, 6-7 (6) to French pair of
Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra.
Bopanna and his American partner Eric Butorac lost their
first round 6-3, 3-6, 5-10 to Frantisek Cermak of Czech republic
and Michal Mertinak of Slovakia.
Bhupathi and his Belarusian partner Max Mirnyi, seeded
fourth, are into the second round after getting a bye.