India's Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi maintained their winning run in the men's doubles competitions of the Sydney International tennis tournament to reach the final with a comprehensive win over Lukas Rosol and Joao Sousa at the Ken Rosewall Arena here.
The Indo-Pak pair, seeded third, beat Rosol and Sousa 6-1, 6-2 in 44 minutes. Bopanna and Qureshi will now face Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic in Saturday's final. Bopanna and Qureshi won 69 per cent of first serve points and over 50 per cent of points when the opponent got their first ball in.
Sousa's frustration at being unable to get on the second set scoreboard was evident when at 3-0 down he smacked a ball that went sailing out of Ken Rosewall Arena. That didn't stop Bopanna and Qureshi continuing to press their opponents, dictating play at the net with short sharp volleys.