Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna made the doubles quarterfinals of the ATP 250 event in Nice, France after winning the first round with their respective partners.
Top seeds Bhupathi and Max Miryni of Belarus overcame a late fight from Brit Ross Hutchins and Jordan Kerr of Australia 6-1, 7-5 in their opener.
The unseeded pair of Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi had to toil hard to beat Simon Greul of Germany and Rogier Wassen of the Netherlands 7-5 6-7(6) 10-4 in their first round.
Del Potro out of US Open
Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro has ruled out defending his US Open title this year after having wrist surgery, he said on Wednesday.