ATP WORLD TOUR 2012 - WEEK 8
Bhupathi-Bopanna Edge Into Marseille QFs
by ATP Staff|
Top-seeded Indians Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna avoided their second first-round exit in as many weeks Tuesday, when the beat James Cerretani and Adil Shamasdin 6-3, 5-7, 10-3 in 78 minutes at the Open 13.
Bhupathi and Bopanna won 77 per cent of their service points, hit seven aces and saved four of five break points. Their best result so far this season came at the Aircel Chennai Open, when they lost to Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram in the semi-finals.
At the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, Julien Benneteau and Olivier Rochus upset No. 2 seeds Jurgen Melzer and Philipp Petzschner 6-1, 3-6, 10-5 in Memphis. Benneteau and Rochus won 13 more points than the reigning US Open champions to advance in just over an hour.