Bhupathi-Knowles advance into semis of Swiss ATP event

Basel, Switzerland, Oct 25 (UNI) India's Mahesh Bhupathi and his Bahamian partner Mark Knowles overpowered Jarkko Nieminen and Jordan Kerr to cruise into the semifinals of the 891,000 euro ATP Swiss Indoor tournament here.

Bhupati-Knowles, the second seeded pair, lost the first set but rallied back to register a 5-7, 6-3, 10-5 win over the Finnish-Australian pair in the quarters of the hard court event.

The Indo-Bahamian pair missed the only breakpoint they got in the first set, but their rivals succeeded in converting one of their three chances to take a 1-0 lead.

The duo made some changes to their gameplan in the second set as they broke their rivals once and saved one breakpoint to take the set and level the scores.

Bhupathi and Knowles then displayed some beautiful service returns in the decider to take the match.

They next face the Argentine pair of Jose Acasuso and Aqustin Calleri for a shot at the title.


Story first published: Saturday, October 25, 2008, 20:33 [IST]
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