Dubai:Second seeded Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles sailed into the quarter-finals of the $2,233,500 Dubai Tennis championships after an easy 6-3, 6-1 win over UAE's Hamoud Abbas and Mahmoud-Naden Al Baloushi.
The Indo-Bahamian pair hardly broke a sweat in their win against the wild card entrants.
They will next take on Rik De Voest of South Africa and Dmitry Tursunov of Russia.
Another Indian in the fray is Prakash Amritraj, who along with Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, got a wild card entry into the prestigious event.
They will begin their campaign against Czech Martin Damm and Robert Lindstedt of Sweden.
Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy were sent packing by unseeded pair of Simone Bolelli and Ivo Karlovic.