Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi of Belarus crashed out of the men's doubles event of the French Open today.
updated: February 25, 2007 10:06 IST
Paris:Mahesh Bhupathi's dreams of adding one more grand slam title to his kitty was shattered today when he and Max Mirnyi of Belarus crashed out of the men's doubles event of the French Open Tennis tournament at Paris. The third seeded Indo-Belarus pair lost their semi final tie against unseeded Belgian pair of Xavier Malisse and Oliver Rochus 6-7 (1/7) 6-4 2-6. Bhupathi has won the French Open doubles' title twice before in 1999 and 2001 with Leander Paes. Juniors shine But their was good news in the boy's doubles event as Tushar Liberhan and Divij Sharan stormed into the semi-finals by defeating Phillip Simmonds of USA and South African Fritz Wolmarans in straight sets. The Indian duo were at the top of their game from the word go and had no trouble in packing off their unseeded rivals 6-4 6-2 to reach the last four at the Roland Garros in Paris. They will now take on seventh seeds, Alex Kuznetsov of USA and Mihail Zverev of Germany, who made it to the semis when third seeded French pair of Gael Monfils and Josselin Ouanna retired after losing the first set 6-2. In the second round, Liberhan and Sharan had upset second seed Korean pair of Woong-Sun Jun and Sun-Yong Jr. Kim 6-3 7-6 (7/5). (PTI)