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Bhupathi-Nestor crash out of Chennai Open doubles

January 04, 2013 08:45 IST

The top seeded pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Canadian Daniel Nestor was ousted from the Chennai Open ATP Tennis tournament after suffering a defeat at the hands of the unseeded Russian-American pair of Raveen Klaasen and Nicholas Monroe in the doubles quarter-final in Chennai on Thursday.

Bhupathi-Nestor, the favourites to win the title, lost 4-6, 5-7 to Klaasen-Monroe in 75 minutes in the late night encounter.

Klaasen and Monroe, who won the first set convincingly, combined well in the second to wipe a 0-3 deficit and then went on to win the set and the match at 6-4, 7-5.

The Indo-Ukranian pair of Somdev Devvarman and Sergiy Stakhovsky will play their quarter-final against Thai brothers Sanchal and Sonchat Ratiwatana on Friday.

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