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Bhupathi-Bopanna in semis of Aegon Championships

June 15, 2013 15:13 IST

Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna made the semi-finals of the men's doubles in Aegon Championships after posting a hard-fought victory over British combo of Colin Fleming and Jonathan Marray.

The third seeded Indian duo took an hour and 32 minutes to edge out their fifth seeded opponents 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 10-4.

Rohan BopannaThe Indians will take on the top seeded American brothers Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan in the last four stage.

After prevailing over the British pairing in the opening set via a tiebreaker, Bhupathi and Bopanna failed to restrict their rivals in the next set.

Fleming and Marray could convert two out of four breakpoints to run away with the second set, even as the Indians managed to convert just one off three they got.

In the deciding set, however, Bhupathi and Bopanna held on their nerves to wrap up the set and match in style.

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