US Open: Mahesh Bhupathi, Martina Hingis aim to dominate mixed doubles event

Bhupathi and Hingis last played together in 2006 when they won the Australian Open. The Indian will also be seen in the men's doubles event.

updated: August 29, 2013 18:45 IST
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India's Mahesh Bhupathi will partner five-time Grand Slam champion Martina Hingis in their mixed doubles campaign at the US Open. While it is the last Grand Slam for 39-year-old Bhupathi, it will be Hingis' first major since announcing her comeback post retirement.

Though unseeded at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, Bhupathi and Hingis will hope to replicate their Australian Open 2006 success when they take on Chinese Taipei's Jan Chan Yung and Sweden's Robert Lindstedt in the first round. Bhupathi will also play the men's doubles, partnering Germany's Philipp Petzschner.

On Wednesday, India's campaign in the US Open got off to an auspicious start when Somdev Devvarman powered past Slovakia's Lukas Lacko in the men's singles category. He won the 5-setter first-round clash 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

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