Bhupathi-Bopanna in semis, Sania-Bethanie bow out in Rome
Rome: Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna reached the semifinals of the Rome Masters after getting a walkover from rivals Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek even as Sania Mizra and Bethanie Mattek-Sands crashed out of the women`s event, here.
Berdych, who shocked world number one Novak Djokovic in the men`s singles in a grueling three-setter, cited muscle fatigue as the reason for him withdrawing.
Bhupathi and Bopanna will now fight it out with Mexico`s Santiago Gonzalez and American Scott Lipsky for a place in the final.
Gonzalez and Lipsky came from a set down to upset second seeded Spaniards Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 1-6, 6-4, 10-6 in their quarter-finals.
Meanwhile, Sania and Bethanie`s campaign ended in the women`s doubles after their 4-6, 3-6 defeat against top seeds and local favourites Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci.
The Indo-American pair lost in one hour and 15 minutes as they squandered six of the nine break chances.
Assam, Feb 22 (ANI): These youngsters have gathered at the Jorhat Districts Sports Association Field to participate in a recruitment rally b... More Assam, Feb 22 (ANI): These youngsters have gathered at the Jorhat Districts Sports Association Field to participate in a recruitment rally being conducted by the Indian Army. Thousands of youth from different districts of Assam as well as from Arunachal Pradesh took part in the process. Through this recruitment drive, hundreds of people will be selected and absorbed into the different regiments of the Indian Army. The army officials were impressed by the large turnout. The Indian army and other security forces regularly conduct such recruitment programmes in the region with an aim to increase the presence of youth from the Northeast in the armed forces.
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