Bhupathi-Knowles in quarter-finals of Madrid Masters
Indian ace Mahesh Bhupathi and his partner Mark Knowles moved into the quarterfinals of the euro 2,270,000 Madrid Masters when their opponents handed them a walkover in the second round match.
Bhupathi and Knowles of Bahamas were up against the Spanish pair of Rafael Nadal and Carlos Moya, who opted out of contest due to a lower back injury to world number one Nadal.
The fourth seeded Bhupathi and Knowles had also got a bye in the first round.
Third seeded Indo-Czech pair of Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy will play their second round match against Spanish wild card pair of Pablo Andujar and Marcel Granollers.
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- The first leg, originally scheduled to be held at the Red Bull Arena in Germany, was shifted to Budapest after German authorities denied Liverpool entry into the country due to Covid-19 protocols.