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Bhupathi-Bopanna advance to London ATP quarters

Last updated on: June 14, 2012 23:53 IST

The Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna overcame a fighting Marcos Baghdatis and Jamie Murray to reach the quarter-finals of the AEGON Championships, in London, on Thursday.

The fifth seed Indian duo, which got a bye in the first round, beat the Cyprus-Scot combo 6-3, 7-6 (5) in one hour and 12 minutes in the pre-quarter-final round.

The second set was stretched to the tie-breaker as Murray and Baghdatis fought well to save five break-points that Bhupathi and Bopanna created.

Leander Paes is also in the fray along with a new partner, South Africa's Kevin Anderson.

They are unseeded and face the French pair of Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut.
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