Rohan Bopanna-Vasselin beat Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek in Cincinnati quarters

Rohan Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin will now meet the pairing of Spain's Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez in the semis. The other semifinal features Bryan brothers pitted against Mexican Santiago Gonzalez and American Scott Lipsky.

Last updated on Saturday, 17 August, 2013 11:07 IST
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Cincinnati, Ohio: Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin knocked out Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek to advance to the semifinals of the ATP Cincinnati Masters, here.

Eighth seeded Indo-French team eked out a 6-3, 6-7(3), 10-8 win over the fourth seeded Indo-Czech combination.

Bopanna is now seeking his second consecutive Cincinnati final when he and Roger-Vasselin face the Spanish duo of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez.

Granollers and Lopez, currently No. 3 in the Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings standings, dispatched Poles Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski 6-4, 6-2 in the other quarter-final.

The other semifinal features Bryan brothers pitted against Mexican Santiago Gonzalez and American Scott Lipsky.

Story first published on: Saturday, 17 August 2013 10:24 IST

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