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Bopanna-Qureshi crashes out of Legg Mason Tennis Classic

Washington, Aug 14 (UNI) Indian Davis Cupper Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq-Qureshi suffered a first round defeat to crash out of the 508,000 dollar Legg Mason Tennis Classic tournament here.

The Indo-Pak pair lost in straight sets 4-6, 4-6 to the third seeded duo of Rik De Voest of South Africa and Ashley Fisher of Australia in a contest that lasted over one hour.

The South Asian duo dropped their service twice to lose the first set.

In the second set, they won their only breakpoint but also lost to two games on their serve.

In the singles event, qualifier Somdev Devvarman defeated American wild card Taylor Dent 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-1 to advance to the second round.

Somdev will clash with American Robert Kendrick in the second round later today.


Story first published: Thursday, August 14, 2008, 16:36 [IST]
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