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Bhupathi-Mirnyi enter Cincinnati Masters final

sports Updated: Aug 23, 2010 00:14 IST

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Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi and his Belarussian partner Max Mirnyi reached their third ATP World Tour final of the year together, beating fifth seeds Lukasz Kubot and Oliver Marach in straight sets in the Cincinnati Masters Tennis Tournament in Cincinnati.

The fourth seeded Bhupathi-Mirnyi pair defeated the Polish-Austrian duo of Kubot and Marach 6-3 6-4 in the semi-finals.

In the final, they face second seeds Americans Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, who saved two set points in the first set en route to a 7-6(8) 7-5 win over Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman.

The Indo-Belarussian pair saved four of the five break points they faced and broke serve three times from eight opportunities as they wrapped up victory in 73 minutes.

They are through to the Cincinnati final for the second time after finishing runners-up to James Blake and Todd Martin in 2002.