Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi squandered three match points in the Super tie-break to crash out of Open Sud de France, losing a tightly contested match to Ross Hutchins and Stephen Huss.
The top seeded Indo-Belarusian pair lost 6-3 3-6 12-14 to the unseeded British-Australian pair in the quarter-finals in one hour and 28 minutes.
The top seeds broke their rivals once out of three chances to take opening set but offered too many chances to their opponents in the next set.
They managed to save three breakpoints in the second set but one break of serve was enough for Hutchins and Huss to claw their way back in the match.
The Super tie break was tight as both the pairs were 8-8 at one stage. The top seeds got the first chance to clinch the issue but Huss and Hutchins saved three match point and converted their second chance to seal the fate of Bhupathi and Mirnyi.