Bopanna-Lu enter Tashkent Challenger quaters

Updated: 13 October 2009 11:15 IST

Rohan Bopanna and Hsun Yen Lu survived a set point to scrape past Deniss Pavlovs and Vaja Uzakov and moved into the quarterfinals of the Tashkent Challenger.

Bopanna-Lu enter Tashkent Challenger quaters

Tashkent : Second seeded pair of Rohan Bopanna of India and Hsun Yen Lu of Taipei survived a set point to scrape past Deniss Pavlovs of Latvia and Vaja Uzakov of Uzbekistan to move into the doubles quarterfinals of the $1, 25,000 Tashkent Challenger, an ATP Challenger series event being played at the Olympic tennis Stadium.

In the first round match the second seeded Indo- Taipei pair of Bopanna and Lu survived a match point trailing 10-9 in the match tiebreak, to scrape past Pavlovs and Uzakov 6-4,6-7(3) 12-10 and enter the last eight in a 1 hrs and 20 minute battle.

The other Indian pair of  Somdev Devvarman and Purav Raja fell to the Spanish pair of  Inigo Cervantes Huegun and Guillermo Plaso. The Spanish pair won 3-6, 6-3, 10-4 in the first round.

Following are the results:

<b>First Round:</b>
S.4 Christophe Rochus ( Bel) bt Ivan Sergeyev (Ukr) 6-2, 6-1
Alexandre Kudraytsev( Rus)  bt Deniss Pavlovs(Lat)  6-,6-3
S.3 Marcos Baghdatis (Cyp) Sergei Bubka (Ukr) 6-1,6-3
Evgeny Kirillov(Rus)  bt Vaja Uzakov (Uzb)  6-1,7-5
Andrei Gorban (Mda) bt Michail Elgin(Rus)  6-1,6-4
Sarvar Ikramov ( Uzb) Konstantin Kravchuk (Rus)
Andrey Kumantsov ( Rus)  bt Jiri Krkoska (Cze) 7-6(0),7-5
Arsen Asanov (Uzb) Rifat Biktyakov ( Uzb)
Yuri Schukin ( Kaz) bt Murad Inoyatov ( Uzb) 6-4,6-2

<b>Doubles (First Round)</b>
Inigo Cervantes -Huegun / Guillermo Plaso ( Esp) bt Somdev Devvarman/Purav Raja (Ind)  3-6,6-3,10-4
Rohan Bopanna (Ind)/ Yen Hsun Lu ( Tpe)  Deniss Pavlovs(Lat)/ Vaja Uzakov (Uzb) 6-4,6-7(3),12-10

Topics : Tennis Rajeev Ram Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Rohan Bopanna Su-Wei Hsieh
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