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Bhupathi-Stepanek advance, Roy knocked out

Bhupathi and Stepanek shock seventh seeds Erlich and Ram of Israel 7-6 (4) 6-4 in the third round to book their last-eight berth.

india Updated: Jun 04, 2007 21:40 IST

Mahesh Bhupathi and Radek Stepanek stormed into the men's doubles quarterfinals but Rupesh Roy was knocked out of the boys' singles in the first round at the French Open in Bangalore on Monday.

Bhupathi and Stepanek shocked seventh seeds Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram of Israel 7-6 (4) 6-4 in the third round to book their last-eight berth.

The Indo-Czech pair could face second seeds Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden and Max Mirnyi of Belarus who were up against Jeff Coetlee of South Africa and Rogier Wassen of the Netherlands.

Eighteen-year-old Roy went down to Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania 6-7 (5) 2-6 to bow out of contention.