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Bhupathi-Knowles win Basel ATP title

Last updated on: October 26, 2008 22:22 IST

Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles won the euro 891,000 ATP Swiss Indoor tournament in Basel on Sunday, beating Christopher Kas and Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany.

The Indo-Bahamas duo, currently No. 3 in the Stanford ATP Doubles Race and seeded second, won 6-3, 6-3. 

Bhupathi and Knowles improved their track record this season to 36-16. The duo also won ATP titles at Memphis and Dubai from as many as six finals before their triumph here.

They had earlier cruised into the final, defeating Argentine pair Jose Acasuso and Agustin Calleri in straight sets 7-5, 6-2 in an hour and 17 minutes. 

The German duo had upset David Nalbandian and Eduardo Schwank of Argentina in the semi-finals on Saturday.