London: Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna on Wednesday won their first Group B match with a 6-3 5-7 10-5 win over Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau to keep their semifinal at the ATP World Tour Finals. It was a good comeback for fifth seeds Bhupathi and Bopanna after losing the first match to Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen.
Bhupathi and Bopanna raced to a 3-0 lead by breaking Lindstedt's serve in the second game. However, the sixth seed Romanian-Swedish team broke Bhupathi in the sixth game to get back on serve.
Lindstedt suffered a second successive break of serve to leave Bopanna to clinch the 28-minute opener with a hold. Bhupathi, rock solid at the net, ended a short exchange with a forehand volley winner.
As the second set drew closer to a tie-break, with neither team looking likely to break serve, Lindstedt and Tecau raised their return games. Tecau hit a forehand winner on Bhupathi's serve at 30/40 to capture the second set in 43 minutes....more
08:42 PM, Nov 07, 2012
London: The Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna squandered two match points before losing its first match of the ATP World Tour Finals against Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen on Tuesday. The Indians, making their debut as a pair in the elite season-ending event, lost their Group B match 6-4 7-6 (1) 10-12 against the British-Denmark combination in one hour and 36 minutes. Bhupathi and Bopanna are coming...
08:54 PM, Nov 06, 2012