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Mahesh-Max downs Paes-Rikl
Mahesh Bhupathi

London: Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi of Belarus avenged their French Open loss by beating Leander Paes and David Rikl of Czech Republic to move into the Wimbledon menís doubles final.

Top seeds Bhupathi and Mirnyi, who had been ousted by Paes and Rikl in the quarter finals of the French Open last month, won 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 7-6 (9-7), 6-3 in a keenly contested match.

Bhupathi and Mirnyi will play the fourth-seeded team of Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden and Todd Woodbridge of Australia for the title. Bjorkman and Woodbridge had earlier defeated the Israeli pair of Johanthan Elrich and Andy Ram 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.

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