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Baghdatis/Nieminen Beat Third Seeds In Brisbane

Doubles 2013

Third seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah were upset in the first round of the Brisbane International on Tuesday, falling to Cypriot/Finnish duo Marcos Baghdatis and Jarkko Nieminen 6-3, 6-3 in 58 minutes.

Baghdatis and Nieminen, playing together for the second time, go onto face Colombian duo Alejandro Falla and Santiago Giraldo in the quarter-finals. Falla and Giraldo defeated Germans Florian Mayer and Frank Moser 6-3, 7-6(5) in 71 minutes.

First-time pairing Marcelo Melo and Tommy Robredo advanced to the quarter-finals at the ATP World Tour 250 hard-court tournament after beating Australian wild cards Matthew Ebden and Marinko Matosevic 6-4, 6-3 in 55 minutes.

At the Aircel Chennai Open, Thai twins Sanchat Ratiwatana and Sonchai Ratiwatana overcame second seeds Leander Paes and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-6(7), 6-1 in the first round.

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