Paes, Bhupathi knocked out of Miami Masters doubles

Updated: 25 March 2013 10:50 IST

Leander Paes-Michael Llodra and Mahesh Bhupathi-Daniel Nestor could not go past the second round at the Miami Masters on Sunday.

Paes, Bhupathi knocked out of Miami Masters doubles
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It was curtains for the experienced Indians Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi in the Miami Masters Sony Open when they lost their respective second round doubles ties on Sunday.

Seventh seeds Paes and Michael Llorda suffered at the hands of unseeded duo of Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria and Frederik Nielsen of Denmark in the second round.

The Indo-French pair lost 7-6 7-6 in a match that went on for nearly 90 minutes.

On the other hand, third seeds Bhupathi and Daniel Nestor lost to unseeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain and Oliver Marach of Austria.

The Indo-Swiss pair were handed a second-round 6-3 6-3 defeat by the unseeded pairing in less an hour.

Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza won their respective opening doubles ties to book a second round berths.

Earlier, Somdev Devvarman exited the singles competition after going down to World No.1 Novak Djokovic 6-2 6-4 in the third round on Sunday.

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