Paes-Dlouhy, Bhupathi-Mirnyi out of Indian Wells ATP Masters
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi suffered shock first round defeats along with their respective partners to bow out of the ATP Masters series event in Indiana Wells.sports Updated: Mar 15, 2010 18:58 IST
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi suffered shock first round defeats along with their respective partners to bow out of the ATP Masters series event in Indiana Wells.
Third seeds Paes and Czech Lukas Dlouhy went down fighting 4-6 6-3 6-10 to Spanish wild card pair of Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez, last night.
Bhupathi and his Belarusian partner Max Mirnyi, seeded fourth, lost closely fought first round 4-6 4-6 to Igor Andreev of Russia and Evgeny Korolev of Kazakhstan.
Both the pairs did not get any ranking point but spilt USD 6980 each for competing in the USD 3,645,000 hard court event.
No Indian players is competing in the singles main draw.
Prakash Amritraj and Somdev Devvarman competed in the singles qualifying event but lost in the first and second rounds respectively.