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Bopanna-Qureshi fail to cross final hurdle at Sydney International

January 11, 2014 14:19 IST

Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi finished runners-up at the ATP Sydney International after losing 6-7 (3), 6-7(3) to unseeded Canadian-Serbian combination of Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic on Saturday.

Rohan Bopanna (left) of India and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of PakistanIn a tough encounter where there was no break of serve, the second-seeded Indo-Pak pair lost in one hour and 35 minutes.

Bopanna and Qureshi saved all five break chances on their serves but failed to convert any of the seven chances they recieved.

Bopanna and Qureshi split US $13,100 between them as prize money and earned 150 points each while winners took home a combined prize purse of US $24920 and 250 points each.

They Indo-Pak Express now head to the Australian Open as they aim to win their first Grand Slam. They had ended finalists at the 2010 US Open. 

Photograph: Fredrik Sandberg/Scanpix/Reuters