New Delhi: Top seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi crashed out of the $2.2 million Cincinnati Masters Series, losing in the semi-final to Australia’s Wayne Arthurs and Paul Hanley.
The Indo-Belarussian pair lost 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, according to information received here on Sunday. Bhupathi-Mirnyi, the Wimbledon runners-up, had claimed their third title of the season in the Montreal Masters last week and their good run at Cincinnati had raised hopes of another title triumph for the pair.
Bhupathi’s former partner Leander Paes had bowed out in the second round alongwith partner David Rikl of Czech Republic. (Agencies)