Bhupathi-Bopanna in Quarters of Internazionali BNL D'Italia

Rome, May 19 (IANS): Indian duo of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna moved into the men's doubles quarter-finals of the Internazionali BNL D'Italia tennis tournament, beating Italians Daniele Bracciali and Andreas Seppi 6-2, 6-1 in the first round.

After Thursday's win, the Indians will now face top seed Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor who clawed into the quarter-finals after a 6-3, 3-6, 10-7 win over Italian duo Gianluca Naso and Filippo Volandri.

Polish duo Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski, who last week won the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title in Madrid, also needed three sets Thursday to reach the quarter-finals.

The Poles upset former Wimbledon champions Jurgen Melzer and Philipp Petzschner 6-3, 3-6, 10-6 after firing six aces and cropping just four points on first serve.


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