New Delhi: Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes recorded contrasting victories to move into the quarter finals of the menís doubles event at the ATP Masters meet being played in Montreal on Thursday.
According to information received here, top-seeds Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi of Belarus defeated Frantisek Cermak and Leos Freidl of the Czech Republic 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, while fifth seeds Paes and David Rikl moved to the next round after Frank Dancevic and Simon Larose of Canada forfeited the match trailing 1-4,
Bhupathi and Mirnyi now play eighth seeds Wayne Arthurs and Paul Hanley of Australia, who defeated Tomas Cibulec and Pavel Vizner of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-5. Paes and Rikl take on second seeds Bob and Mike Bryan of the US.
Bhupathi and Paes are in the separate half of the draw and can face each other only in the final.