Monaco: Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek were routed 2-6, 0-6 by top seeds Mike and Bob Bryan as the Indian challenge ended at the ATP Monte Carlo Masters came to an end on Friday. The crushing defeat of the fifth-seeded Indo-Czech pair came about in just 50 minutes in the quarter-final contest.
The Bryan brothers gained sweet revenge for this year's Australian Open and Sony Ericsson Open losses to Paes and Stepanek. The two break chances that Paes and Stepanek got went abegging, even as they surrendered their own serve five times in the match. Overall, the American twins lost only 10 points on their serve.
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna had already bowed out of the event after losing their second-round match 4-6, 4-6 to Viktor Troicki and Stanislas Wawrinka.
The Bryan brothers will next meet Spaniards Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez, who beat Florian Mayer and Jurgen Melzer 6-0, 6-1 in 48 minutes.
In the other semi-final clash, third seeds Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic will face second seeds Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor.