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Bopanna/Ram Upset Second Seeds In Dubai

Doubles 2013

Jean-Julien Rojer and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi were beaten in the first round.© Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Rohan Bopanna and Rajeev Ram caused an upset on Wednesday at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships as they ousted second seeds Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer 6-4, 6-4 in the first round. The Indian/American duo broke serve three times from five opportunities as they clinched victory in 67 minutes.

In other first-round action, fourth seeds Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski defeated Julian Knowle and Filip Polasek 6-3, 6-2 in 51 minutes and Mahesh Bhupathi and Michael Llodra beat Serbians Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-3 in 50 minutes.

Third seeds Robert Lindstedt and Nenad Zimonjic kept up their winning streak as they advanced to the semi-finals with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Nikolay Davydenko and Dick Norman. The Swedish/Serbian duo are coming off their first ATP World Tour team title at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam (d. de Bakker/Huta Galung).

At the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, Jaroslav Levinsky and Yen-Hsun Lu reached the second round with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over James Cerretani and Edouard Roger-Vasselin..

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