Bhupathi & Knowles enter the semis of the Australian Open

Updated on Jan 23, 2008 08:15 PM IST

Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles enter the semifinals of the Men's doubles in the Australian Open beating top seeds Bryan brothers

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IANS | By, Melbourne

India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles of Bahamas moved into the semi-finals of the Australian Open men's doubles with a thrilling three-set win over top seeds Bryan brothers, Mike and Bob, of the US in the quarterfinals Wednesday.

Sixth-seeded Bhupathi and Knowles won 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5) against the Americans in an encounter that lasted two hours 24 minutes.

In the semis scheduled for Thursday, Bhupathi and Knowles will face eighth seeded Israeli pair of Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich.

Bhupathi and Sania Mirza are already in the mixed doubles semi-finals.

Ram and Erlich defeated the French duo Fabrice Santoro and Marc Giquel 6-4, 6-1

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