Bhupathi-Knowles beat Paes-Hanley to reach Miami semis

Updated: 15 April 2008 12:09 IST

Bhupathi and Knowles beat Paes and Hanley in a keen contest to reach the men's doubles semifinals of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

New Delhi:

Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles defeated Leander Paes and Paul Hanley in a keen contest to reach the men's doubles semifinals of the $3,77,0000 ATP WTA Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

In a gruelling quarterfinal clash on Wednesday, fourth-seeded Bhupathi and his Bahamian partner Knowles pipped the eight-seeded Indo-Australian duo of Paes and Hanley 6-2, 6-7 (8), 10-6 to move a step closer to the title clash.

In the semifinals, the Indo-Bahamian combine will meet the sixth-seeded Czech pair of Martin Damm and Paul Vizner, who faced an equally tough task while getting past Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga of France 6-4, 2-6, 10-4.

Topics : Tennis Andy Roddick Lukas Dlouhy Rohan Bopanna Leander Paes Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Maria Sharapova
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