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Paes-Bhupathi get first round bye at Cincinnati

August 16, 2011 13:33 IST

The Indian duo of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi will take on the winner of the match between Serbs Janko Tipsarevic-Viktor Troicki and the Spanish combo of Marc Lopez-Rafael Nadal in the second round of the ATP Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Paes-Bhupathi, who got a bye into the second round, are seeded third.

Another Indian in the second round is Rohan Bopanna. He and Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi also got a bye.

The fifth seed Indo-Pak pair will meet the Argentine duo of Juan Ignacio Chela and Juan Monaco, who overcame the challenge of Austria's Oliver Marach-Belgium's Dick Norman 6-4, 3-6, 10-6 in their opening round match.

No Indian is competing in the singles main draw.

Somdev Devvarman failed to cross the tournament's qualifying round. The 65-ranked player was beaten 4-6, 6-7(3) by Turkey's Marsel Ilhan, ranked 108.