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HindustanTimes Tue,02 Sep 2014

Tennis

Bhupathi-Bopanna shown the door at Madrid Masters
PTI
Madrid, May 11, 2013
First Published: 11:22 IST(11/5/2013)
Last Updated: 11:25 IST(11/5/2013)

Indian Challenge ended at the Madrid Open with the straight set defeat of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna at the hands of unseeded team of Jeremy Chardy and Lukas Kubot in Madrid.

An off-colour Indian team squandered all the six points it earned in the second set to suffer a 2-6 4-6 defeat against the French-Polish combo in the quarter-finals of the euro 4,303,867 clay court tournament.

The Indians could win just 38 points to 62 of their rivals.

Leander Paes and his Austrian partner Jurgen Melzer had lost in the second round to Tommy Haas and Radek Stepanek.

In the women's event, running simultaneously, Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands had also lost in the second round.


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