Everyone felt the emotions, says Bhupathi after win over Paes-Stepanek

Mahesh Bhupathi-Rohan Bopanna exacted revenge on Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek with a victory in the semi-final of the ATP World Tour Finale. Leander and his Czech partner Stepanek had beaten the all Indian duo 6-7(7), 6-3, 10-5 in the Shanghai Masters final last month. In the Sunday's semi-final though, Bhupathi-Bopanna came out trumps with a 4-6, 6-1, 12-10 victory over bitter rivals, rather rival and once partner.

updated: November 11, 2012 23:02 IST
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Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna saved a match point to breeze into the title clash of the ATP World Tour finale after defeating Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek via Super tie-breaker, on Sunday.

The fifth seeded Indian pair halted the winning run of the Indo-Czech combination with a 4-6, 6-1, 12-10 win in the semi-finals and in the process avenged the defeat of the Shanghai Masters final last month.

Paes had said that the Shanghai final was a kind of grudge match after the Olympics selection drama when both Bhupathi and Bopanna had refused to pair with him.

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  • Su-Wei Hsieh
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