Bhupathi-Bopanna claim Dubai Open title

Updated: 03 March 2012 20:52 IST

Mahesh Bhuapthi and Rohan Bopanna won their first title together after pipping the Polish pair of Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in the summit clash if the ATP Dubai Open, here on Saturday.

Dubai:

Mahesh Bhuapthi and Rohan Bopanna won their first title together after pipping the Polish pair of Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in the summit clash if the ATP Dubai Open, here on Saturday.

Bhupathi and Bopanna, seeded fourth, secured a 6-4 3-6 10-5 win after facing stiff resistance from their rivals in the final of the USD 1,700,475 hard court event.

The two Indians, planning to play in Olympics together, had paired as a team at the start of the 2012 season and had reached the semifinals of two tournaments before finally winning a title today.

It is the fourth Dubai title for Bhupathi, having lifted the trophy in 1998 with Leander Paes, in 2004 with Fabrice Santoro and in 2008 with Mark Knowles.

For Bopanna, it is sixth ATP title of his career.

Leander Paes was also competing in the event but he and Janko Tipsarevic had lost 4-6 5-7 to second seeds Robert Lindstedt and Horia Teacu in the opening round.

Paes has chosen Radek Stepanek as his partner for the 2012 season and won the Australian Open with him.

However, he had started the season with Tipsarevic by winning the Chennai Open in January.

Topics : Tennis Rajeev Ram Rohan Bopanna Su-Wei Hsieh Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Marcin Matkowski Caroline Wozniacki Andy Murray Mariusz Fyrstenberg
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