Aisam and Bopanna sail into Shanghai quarters

KARACHI, Oct. 16 — The Pakistan-India team of Aisam-ul-Haq

Qureshi and Rohan Bopanna on Thursday marched into the

quarterfinals of the

ATP Master Tennis Championship men’s

doubles event in Shanghai.

The Indo-Pak Express was in a lethal form against the tallest

team on ATP Tour of 6 feet 8 inches tall Dick Norman of Belgium and

6 feet 5 inches tall Wesley Moodie of South Africa.

Aisam-Bopanna showered 12 aces while their opponents could hit

only five. On their way to winning the match in 75 minutes, Aisam

and Bopanna played near perfect tennis as they were never break

point down on their serve while themselves they set up three break

points and by availing one in each set they broke their opponents

serve in the 8th game in the first set and 11th game in the second.

They sealed their victory against the seeded pair with a score of

6-3, 7-5. They won 63 points in total as against 45 by their


In the quarter-finals, they will face the winner of third seeds

Leander Paes and Jurgen Melzer or Janko Tipsarevic and Thomaz

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