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Bhupathi-Malisse in French QF

June 04, 2006 20:44 IST

Mahesh Bhupathi and his Belgian partner Xavier Malisse reached the quarterfinals of the French Open men's doubles competition with a straight-set victory over the Swiss pair of Stanislas Wawrinka and Yves Allegro in Paris on Sunday.

The Indo-Belgian pair carved out a convincing 6-3, 6-1 win at Stade Roland Garros to advance to the round of 16.

Success was in store for a couple of other Indians as well with Jeevan Neduncherhiyan and Sanam Singh winning their first round matches in boys' singles.

Unseeded Jeevan defeated local boy Jerome Inzerillo 6-1, 6-4 while Sanam, seeded seventh, beat another French player Guillaume Rufin 1-6, 7-5, 6-2.

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