India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna came up short against Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau in the men's doubles final at the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament in New Delhi.sports Updated: Aug 20, 2012 22:48 IST
India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna came up short against Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau in the men's doubles final at the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament in New Delhi.
The sixth seeds Sunday night lost 4-6, 4-6 to fourth seeded duo of Lindstedt and Tecau, who qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals with their first Masters 1000 Series crown, ATP website reported.
Lindstedt and Tecau are the third team to qualify for the prestigious circuit finale, to be held Nov 5-12 at The O2 in London, joining Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan and Max Mirnyi/Daniel Nestor. The Swedish-Romanian pair made their World Tour Finals debut last year.
World number one Roger Federer underlined his dominant position in the game by securing his sixth ATP title of the year with an impressive 6-0 7-6 win over Novak Djokovic in the Cincinnati Open final on Sunday
Federer's 21st Masters 1000 title equals Rafa Nadal's record in the elite series and his win against the Serbian world number two showed he is in optimum form heading into the U.S. Open later this month.
Li Na wins
China's Li Na fought back to beat German Angelique Kerber 1-6 6-3 6-1 and win the ladies singles title.
The victory ends Li's run of three defeats in finals this year, including a loss to Petra Kvitova in Montreal last week.
The 30-year-old Li's win was her first title since her French Open triumph last year.
First Published: Aug 20, 2012 22:47 IST