Madrid, Oct. 19 (AP): Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi advanced to the doubles final in the Madrid Tennis Masters tournament Saturday.
Second seeded Bhupathi and Mirnyi beat third seed Swede Jonas Bjorkman and Aussie Todd Woodbridge 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/4).
Rohan Bopanna has moved a step closer to qualifying for the Australian Open by advancing to the Asian tennis championships final in Tashkent. He beat Yen-Hsun Lu of Taipei 6-0, 6-7 (1-7), 6-1 in the semi-finals. The winner of this meet will get a wildcard at the Australian Open.