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Bhupathi-Mirnyi in quarterfinals

Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi of Belarus stormed into the quarterfinals of the Men's Doubles event of the US Open defeating the pair of Lucas Arnold and Mariano Hood of Argentina 7-6 (10-8) 6-2.

india Updated: Sep 05, 2003 20:26 IST

Top seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi of Belarus stormed into the quarterfinals of the Men's Doubles event of the US Open here ondefeating the 15th seed pair of Lucas Arnold and Mariano Hood of Argentina 7-6 (10-8) 6-2.

The Indo-Belarus pair needed exactly 100 minutes to outplay their Argentine opponents to fix a date with sixth seed French pair of Michael Lodra and Fabrice Santora in the last eight.

But it was a disappointing day for the Indians in the junior section with only Sania Mirza managing to move into the second round.

While Mirza, the Wimbledon junior doubles champion, defeated Lara Giltinan of Australia 6-3 6-2 other Indian girl Tara Iyer was thrashed by top seed Bethanie Mattek of USA 6-0 6-4.

In the boys section, Divij Sharan went down fighting to 16th seed Suk Hyun-joon of South Korea 6-4 4-6 4-6.

Mirza now plays 10th seed Emma Laine of Finland.

Meanwhile, the organisers yesterday cancelled the entire junior doubles events due to the problems in handling the draws following the disru

First Published: Sep 05, 2003 13:56 IST