Paes, Bhupathi in 3rd round of US Open doubles
While 7th seeded Paes and his Czech partner Lukas Dlouhy defeat Eduardo Schwank and Potito Starace, Bhupathi and Mark Knowles of Bahamas knock out Yves Allegro and Horia Tecau in Newyork.sports Updated: Aug 30, 2008 17:08 IST
India's Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi have advanced to the third round of the US Open doubles with their respective partners.
While seventh seeded Paes and his Czech partner Lukas Dlouhy scraped through Eduardo Schwank óf Argentina and Italy's Potito Starace 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 in 72 minutes, Bhupathi and Mark Knowles of Bahamas knocked out Swiss Yves Allegro and Horia Tecau of Romania 6-3, 6-3 in 66 minutes in Newyork on Friday.
Paes-Dlouhy next meet South African Rik de Voest and Australian Ashley Fisher who overcame No. 12 seeds and Roland Garros winners Pablo Cuevas and Luis Horna 7-6 (3), 6-2.
Bhupathi-Knowles, for a third round clash, face Argentines Maximo Gonzalez and Juan Monaco who beat Americans Amer Delic and Alex Kuznetsov 1-6, 6-4, 6-3.