Bhupathi-Knowles secure place in Tennis Masters Cup

New Delhi, Oct 21 (UNI) The runners-up finish at the Madrid Masters has helped Indian ace Mahesh Bhupathi and his Bahamian partner Mark Knowles to secure a place in the prestigious Tennis Masters Cup, scheduled to begin in Shanghai next month.

The season ending tournament will feature top seven teams in the ATP doubles race which will also include the Roland Garros winners Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay and Luis Horna of Peru.

With 593 points, Bhupathi and Knowles have been placed third, while Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy are at the sixth place with 431 points.

Bhupathi-Knowles have won ATP titles in Memphis and Dubai besides reaching four finals, including three at the ATP Masters Series events at Miami, Monte Carlo and Madrid last week.


Story first published: Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 12:19 [IST]
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