Bopanna-Qureshi stun Bryans
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi pulled off the biggest win of their careers by upsetting Mike and Bob Bryan in the quarterfinals of the Legg Mason Classic.sports Updated: Aug 08, 2010 00:54 IST
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi pulled off the biggest win of their careers by upsetting Mike and Bob Bryan in the quarterfinals of the Legg Mason Classic. The unseeded pair recorded a stunning 7-6 (6), 7-5 win over the world number two players, who have a record 62 titles to their name.
The win is even more creditable as it comes just a week after they lost to the Bryan brothers.
The American duo hardly ever lose to teams whose game they have mapped, which is best reflected by their dominance over Indian doubles stalwarts, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi. At 34 and 39 in the world doubles rankings, it's a huge step for the Indo-Pak combine.
"This victory is really satisfying on many levels. After the Bryan brothers beat us last week, this win shows that we were able to analyse what went wrong with our game and correct those faults to come back and win convincingly. Both Aisam and I know that our game has been improving and we have the confidence and ability to be among the best. Our plan was to play aggressively from the start, and that's what we successfully did," Bopanna said after the win.
First Published: Aug 08, 2010 00:51 IST