Bhupathi-Bopanna Reach Semis at Miami

Miami, Mar 28 (IANS): Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna scraped past third seeds Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic to enter the men's doubles semi-finals at the Sony Ericsson Open tennis here.

The sixth-seeded Indian duo beat Frenchman Llodra and Serbia's Zimonjic 2-6, 6-3, 10-8 in the quarter-finals Tuesday.

They next play either Lukasz Kubot and Janko Tipsarevic or second seeds Daniel Nestor and Max Mirnyi.

Bhupathi and Bopanna will be eying their second final of the season after winning the Dubai Duty Free Championships this month.

The 37-year-old Bhupathi has reached the final here thrice in four years with different partners.

He won his maiden title last year with countryman Leander Paes, who is now playing alongside Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic.

Top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan also advanced to the last four defeating Daniele Bracciali and Juan Sebastian Cabal 6-3, 6-1.

They next meet either seventh seeds Paes and Stepanek or Spaniards David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco.


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