Paes-Stepanek, Bhupathi-Bopanna get byes in Monaco Masters

Updated: 16 April 2012 19:58 IST

Leander Paes and his partner Radek Stepanek advanced to the ATP Monte Carlo Masters second round as did India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna after they got byes in their respective first rounds.

Paes-Stepanek, Bhupathi-Bopanna get byes in Monaco Masters

Monaco:

Leander Paes and his partner Radek Stepanek advanced to the ATP Monte Carlo Masters second round as did India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna after they got byes in their respective first rounds.

Paes and Stepanek have been seeded fifth while Bhupathi and Bopanna are seeded sixth for the elite clay court event.

Paes and Stepanek await winners of the first round match between the pairs of Juan Sebastian Cabal/ Eduardo Schwank and Julien Benneteau/ Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Meanwhile, Bhupathi and Bopanna will take on the winner of the other first round match between the teams of Simone Bolelli/ Fabio Fognini and Viktor Troicki/ Stanislas Wawrinka.

Both Bhupathi and Bopanna need to be in the top-10 to make a direct entry into the men's doubles event at the London Olympics.

Bopanna is currently placed 10th while Bhupathi is 15th in the ATP ranking charts.

Topics : Rajeev Ram Rohan Bopanna Su-Wei Hsieh Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Radek Stepanek Leander Paes Mahesh Bhupathi Tennis
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