Prakash in second round of Hall of Fame Championship

Updated: 12 July 2008 14:32 IST

India's wild card entry Prakash Amritraj and Rohan Bopanna enter the second round of the Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championship.

Prakash in second round of Hall of Fame Championship

New Delhi:

India's wild card entry Prakash Amritraj joined compatriot Rohan Bopanna in the second round of the $385,000 Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in New Port, Rhode Island, Wednesday.

Prakash rallied after losing the first-set tie-breaker to beat Australian Joseph Sirianni, 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the grass court event.

Bopanna, who made it to the main draw as a qualifier, also advanced to the second round, beating American Kim Kevin 6-3, 6-4. The Indian now runs into world number 41, top-seeded American Mardy Fish.

Prakash, along with his Luxembourg pair Giles Muller, later shocked the second seeded Americans Scott Lipsky and David Martin, beating them 7-6 (4), 3-6 ,10-7 in the doubles first round.

Bopanna, too, along with Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi entered the second round. The fourth-seeded pair defeated American duo of Tripp Phillips and Jim Thomas 4-6, 6-3, 10-2.



Topics : Tennis Ivo Karlovic Prakash Amritraj Rohan Bopanna Leander Paes
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