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Bhupathi-Bopanna beat Lindstedt-Tecau to stay in race

November 07, 2012 19:57 IST

Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna's hopes of making it to the semi-finals at the ATP World Tour Finals remained alive after they beat Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau 6-3, 5-7, 10-5 in their second outing at the O2 Arena, in London, on Wednesday.

The fifth seeded Indian pair, which lost their opening match to Wimbledon champions Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen on Tuesday, now need to beat second seeds Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor in their last Group B match to make it to the last four stage.

Meanwhile, third seeds Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek began their campaign at the season-ending event with a straight sets victory over seventh seeds Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Roger, in Group 'A'.

The Indo-Czech pair beat the Pakistan-Dutch combo, runners-up at Paris Masters last week, 6-4, 7-5.