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Bhupathi-Bopanna in semis of Rome tennis tourney

May 19, 2012 16:41 IST

The Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna upset top seeds Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Canada's Daniel Nestor in a hard-fought battle to enter the men's doubles semi-finals of the Internazionali BNL D'Italia tennis tournament in Rome.

The seventh seeded Indians took an hour and nine minutes to get the better of the top seeds, 6-4, 7-5.

Bhupathi and Bopanna won 79 percent of their service points, and converted a break of serve in each set to wrap up victory.

They will next take on third seeds Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez, who entered the semi-finals after beating Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic 6-4, 6-2.

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