Mahesh Bhupathi and Yuki Bhambri played high quality tennis to beat the pair of Saketh Myneni and Sanam Singh 6-3, 4-6, 10-5
Saketh Myneni and Sanam Singh defeated wild card entrants Indo-US pair of John Paul Fruttero and Vijay Sundar Prashanth 5-7, 6-4, 10-2.
Sanam Singh defeated eighth seed Germain Gigounon of Belgium in straight sets. Somdev Devvarman and Saketh Myneni also won their first round matches.
ATP Executive Chairman and President Chris Kermode had recently, at Shanghai Masters, termed Mahesh Bhupathi's International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) a series of 'glorified exhibitions'.
Ramkumar Ramanathan, who had also shocked Somdev Devvarman at the Chennai open early this year, overcame the challenge of sixth seed Yuki Bhambri 7-6 (4) 6-3 to move to the quarterfinals of the USD 50,000 hard court tournament.
The big-serving Saketh Myneni next faces his Asian Games silver medal-winning partner Sanam Singh in the quarterfinals.
The organisers revealed six teams -- Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai and Chandigarh -- for the league, which will be played from November 17 to 26.
Sanam Singh and Saketh Myneni lost 5-7, 6-7 to the Korean pair of Hongkyu Lim and Hyeon Chung in an hour and 29 minutes to end up with silver in the Asian Games.
Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan lost in the semis to settle for bronze. Earlier, Sanam Singh and Saketh Myneni entered the final.
Yuki Bhambri, the highest seeded Indian in Incheon, eased to a 6-3, 6-3 straight-set win over 13th seed Christopher Benjamin Rungkat of Indonesia in an hour and 30 minutes in the third round match at the Yeorumul Tennis Courts.
Somdev Devvarman will fight it out with Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka in the singles summit clash, while doubles final will be an all-Indian affair as Sanam Singh and Somdev face Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan.
Yuki Bhambri and Sanam Singh lost in the qualifying competition while Somdev Devvarman had previously lost in the first round.
Sanam Singh defeated Germany's Nils Langer 6-1 6-4 to move to the singles pre-quarterfinals of the USD 50,000 hard court event, where he now faces American fifth seed Donald Young.
The duo of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja lost 4-6 4-6 in a contest that lasted one hour and eight minutes at the Olympic Tennis School Complex.
In the semifinals, Raja and Sharan will clash with the unseeded Israeli pair of Dudi Sela and Amir Weintraub, who stunned fourth seeded Thai Twins Sonchai and Sonchat Ratiwatana in the another quarterfinal match.
Indian Davis Cuppers, Vishnu Vardhan and Sanam Singh made it to the main draw of USD 125000 Tashkent ATP Challenger after registering contrasting victories against their respective opponents, here on Monday.
Indian Davis Cuppers, Vishnu Vardhan and Sanam Singh scored contrasting victories to make it to the final round of the qualifying of the Tashkent ATP Challenger here on Sunday.