Bhupathi-Bopanna enter summit clash of Dubai Open

Updated: 03 March 2012 15:25 IST

Mahesh Bhuapthi and Rohan Bopanna, who need to improve their rankings to earn a direct entry into the London Olympics, stormed into the summit clash of the ATP Dubai Open with a straight set win, here on Friday.

Bhupathi-Bopanna enter summit clash of Dubai Open

Dubai:

Mahesh Bhuapthi and Rohan Bopanna, who need to improve their rankings to earn a direct entry into the London Olympics, stormed into the summit clash of the ATP Dubai Open with a straight set win, here on Friday.

Fourth seeded Indian pair of Bhupathi and Bopanna edged past the giant killing Austrian pair of Julian Knowle and Alexanderin Peya 7-6 (2) 7-6 (7) in the semi-finals of the USD 1,700,475 hard court event.

Knowle and Peya had shocked top seeded pair of Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic in the quarter-finals.

Either Bopanna, ranked 11th or Bhupathi (15) need to be in top-10 in the ATP doubles ranking to have a direct entry in the Olympics competition. A top-10 player has the liberty to choose his partner, irrespective of his ranking.

The unseeded pair of Leander Paes and Tipsarevic has already exited from the tournament after a 4-6 5-7 defeat in the first round against second seeds Robert Lindstedt and Horia Teacu.

Related Articles
Caroline Wozniacki Ends Title Wait With Pan Pacific Open Triumph
Caroline Wozniacki Ends Title Wait With Pan Pacific Open Triumph
Caroline Wozniacki Battles Into Pan Pacific Open Final
Caroline Wozniacki Battles Into Pan Pacific Open Final
US Open: Serena Williams Crashes Out as Karolina Pliskova, Angelique Kerber Set-up Final
US Open: Serena Williams Crashes Out as Karolina Pliskova, Angelique Kerber Set-up Final
Show Comments
Advertisement