Bhupathi-Mirnyi advance to semis

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Top seeds Mahesh Bhupathi of India and Max Mirnyi of Belarus have advanced to the doubles semis in the $2 million Tennis Masters in Cincinnati.

Updated: February 25, 2007 09:48 IST
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Top seeds Mahesh Bhupathi of India and Max Mirnyi of Belarus continue their winning run on the ATP Tour, advancing to the doubles semifinals in the $2 million Tennis Masters Tournament in Cincinnati. The duo beat eighth seeds Martin Daim and Cyril Suk of Czech Republic in two close sets 7-6 (7/4), 6-4. The pair is now third in the doubles champions race. In the individual doubles ranking, Mirnyi is ranked No 1 in the world while Bhupathi is No 2. The Wimbledon runners-up, who won their third title of the season In the Montreal Masters Tournament in Canada last week, will take on Wayne Arthurs and Paul Hanley of Australia for a place in the final. But before his doubles match, the 6'5" Mirnyi will be first out on centre court to challenge American Andy Roddick in the singles semifinals. Mirnyi is the first player to reach both the semis at Cincinnati after Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov achieved the feat in 1998. (PTI)

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