US Open 2013: Mixed day for Indians as Bhupathi bows out

New York: Mahesh Bhupathi went down in his first round men`s doubles encounter at the US Open , where he partnered Germany`s Philipp Petzschner to the Canadian pairing of Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil, losing 3-6, 6-7.

However, Leander Paes got through his match comfortably partnering Radek Stepanek, as they defeated the Finnish-Russian pairing of Jarkko Nieminen and Dmitry Tursunov, winning 6-4, 7-6.

Sania Mirza and her Chinese partner Jie Zheng, too, did not have much work to do in their victory over Annicka Beck and Puerto Rican Monica Puig, winning 6-2, 6-2.

India`s Divij Sharan also won his doubles match partnering Chinese Taipei`s Lu Yen-Hsun.