Bhupathi-Bopanna in semis of BNP Paribas Masters, book WTF London berth

New Delhi, Sat, 03 Nov 2012 NI Wire

Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna have defeated Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in the quarterfinals of BNP Paribas Masters by 6-7(5), 6-3, 10-4 and have entered in the semi-finals.

With this win, Indian duo has also booked a berth in the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

Bhupathi-Bopanna will now face Australian-British combination of Paul Hanley and Jonathan Marray in the semifinals.

These two as a pair will make a debut in the season finale at London

Bhupathi (38) is a four-time runner-up at the London event, losing in the final in 2010 and 1997, 1999 and 2000.

Bopanna (32) played in the London event last year partnering with Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan.

The Indian pairing joined forces this season and have compiled a 29-20 match record.
They won their first title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and were runners-up at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments in Cincinnati.

In another quarterfinal match of BNP Paribas Masters 7th seeded Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer defeated Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor by a 6-3, 6-4 and reached in the semi-finals. They have qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

Qureshi and Rojer will now face Marin Cilic and Marcelo Melo in the semifinals.

(with inputs from IANS)



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