Bopanna, Qureshi enter Paris Masters semifinals

Updated: 12 November 2011 13:18 IST

India's Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisamul Haq Qureshi have barged into the semi-finals at the BNP Paribas Masters, upsetting second-seeded Michael Llodra of France and Serbia's Nenad Zimonzic in the super tie-break.

Paris:

India's Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisamul Haq Qureshi have barged into the semi-finals at the BNP Paribas Masters, upsetting second-seeded Michael Llodra of France and Serbia's Nenad Zimonzic in the super tie-break.

The Indo-Pakistani pair, seeded seventh, celebrated their maiden entry into the tour's year-ending finals in London, by rallying to a 3-6, 6-4, 10-6 win.

Bopanna and Qureshi, last year's US Open finalists, will now play third-seeded Maxi Mirnyi of Belarus and Bahamas' Daniel Nestor who beat Austria's Oliver Marach and Alexander Peya in straight sets, 6-2, 7-6 (7).

The two other Indians in doubles play, fourth-seeded Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi were beaten in the second round, having received a bye in the first.

Paes and Bhupathi have also made it to the London year-ender tournament as one of the top pairs.

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