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Bhupathi-Knowles in semis of Rome event

May 01, 2009 21:30 IST

Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles quelled a late challenge from the Polish pair of Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski to reach the semi-finals in the euro 2,750,000 Internazionali BNL D'Italia ATP event in Rome on Friday.

The fourth-seeded Indo-Bahamian pair beat their sixth seeded opponents 6-3, 6-4 in just 59 minutes.

Bhupathi and Knowles not only saved a break-point in the first set but also converted the only one they got to take the lead.

In the second set they dropped serve once but broke twice.

They next face the winners of the match between Jeff Coetzee/Jordan Kerr and Daniel Nestor/Nenad Zimonjic.

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