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US Open: Paes-Bhupathi reach quarterfinals by beating countryman Somdev and partner Huey

September 9, 2011 - New York

Indian tennis stars Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi reached the quarterfinals of the men's doubles competition of the US Open with a straight-set victory over fellow countryman Somdev Devvarman and his Filipino partner Treat Conrad Huey.

They beat Somdev and his partner 6-4, 7-5 in a pre-quarterfinal clash that lasted for an hour and 32 minutes.

Paes and Bhupathi will now face sixth seeded Polish pair of Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in the quarterfinals, The New York Times reports.

Fyrstenberg and Matkowski defeated the British duo of Jaime Delgado and Jonathan Marray 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-3 to enter the last eight.

Another Indian, Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi are also in the quarter-finals and will take on unseeded British pair of Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins for a place in the semis.


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