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Bopanna-Mirnyi lose in St Petersburg

October 26, 2008 18:29 IST

India's Rohan Bopanna and Belarussian partner Max Mirnyi lost the doubles final of the St Petersburg [Images] Open in St Petersburg, Russia [Images] on Sunday.

The unseeded Indo-Belarussian pair were beaten 6-3, 6-7 (4), 8-10 by Travis Parott of the United States and Filip Polasek of Slovakia in the decider.

Bopanna and Mirnyi had earlier defeated Mikhail Mertinak of Slovakia and Lovro Zovko of Croatia 7-5, 6-2 in their last four match on Saturday and their opponents had edged Mikhail Elgin and Alexandre Kudryavstev of Russia 7-5, 4-6, 10-6 to set up what turned out to be a memorable final. 

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