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Paes-Bhupathi lead India’s doubles charge

sports Updated: Jun 25, 2011 01:28 IST

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1999 champions Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi put in a vintage performance, rallying from a set down to advance to the second round of the men’s doubles at Wimbledon on Friday.

The third seeds beat the Croatian-duo of Ivan Dodig and Lovro Zovko 6-7(7-9), 6-4, 6-4.

It was a good day for the other Indians in the draw as Sania Mirza and Somdev Devvarman also progressed in the doubles competition. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/HTEditImages/Images/25_06_pg20b.jpg

Sania and Russian partner Elena Vesnina made it to the third round after a hard-earned 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 victory over Renata Voracova of the Czech Republic and Kazakhastan ‘s Galina Voskoboeva.

Somdev and Japan’s Kei Nishikori got the better of German-duo Rainer Schuettler and Alexander Waske 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-2 in another first round men’s doubles match.

On Thursday, Devvarman’s Wimbledon debut ended with a straight sets defeat at the hands of Mikhail Youzhny of Russia in the second round.

The 68th ranked Indian lost 2-6, 4-6, 4-6 to 18th seed Russian in the rain-hit match.