Calcutta, April 12: Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi cruised into the final of the $525,000 Estoril Open in Portugal Friday.
According to information received here, the top seeds crushed Czechs Jiri Novak and Petr Pala 6-3, 6-2. They will meet Lucas Arnold and Mariano Hood who fought off fellow-Argentines Gaston Etlis and Martin Rodriguez 7-6 (7-1), 6-7 (5-7), 6-4 in the second semi-final.
This will be the Indo-Belarussian pairís sixth appearance in the title round. Last year, the duo made five finals ó winning the US Open but losing the other four.