Paris: Former teammates Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi will face off in a quarter-final showdown of the men's doubles event of the French Open. Both of them comfortably won their third round matches with their respective partners. Bhupathi combined with Max Mirnyi of Belarus to beat the Czech pair of Frantisek Cermak and Leos Friedl 6-3 6-2. The fifth seeded pair of Paes and David Rikl of Czech Republic defeated the team of Joshua Eagle of Australia and Jared Palmer of United States, the ninth seeds, 6-2 6-0. Paes and Bhupathi had together won this tournament in 1999 when they reached the finals of all the four Grand Slam events.
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