World number one Rafa Nadal battled back to defeat Frenchman Julien Benneteau 5-7, 7-6, 6-2 at the Cincinnati Masters on Thursday and Britain`s Andy Murray needed a final set tiebreak to beat Latvia`s Ernests Gulbis.
Andy Roddick needed three sets to beat 46th-ranked Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-4, 6-7 6-1, while fellow American Taylor Dent upset Feliciano Lopez to advance to the second round of the Cincinnati Masters.
Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles` six-match winning streak ended with their semifinal loss at the ATP Cincinnati Masters event here at the hands of Wimbledon champions Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic.
Leander Paes and his Czech partner Lukas Dlouhy crashed out in the second round of the
USD three million ATP Cincinnati Masters here after they were
stunned by Spanish duo of David Ferrer and Tommy Robredo.
Bidding for their second
consecutive Masters title, Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles
moved to the quarterfinals of the Cincinnati Masters after
edging past Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco in a tough