Rome: The Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna upset top seeds Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Canada's Daniel Nestor in a hard-fought battle to enter the men's doubles semifinals of the Internazionali BNL D'Italia tennis tournament on Saturday.

The seventh seeded Indians took an hour and nine minutes to get the better of the top seeds, 6-4, 7-5.
Bhupathi and Bopanna won 79 per cent of their service points, and converted a break of serve in each set to wrap up victory.

They will next take on third seeds Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez, who entered the semifinals after beating Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic 6-4, 6-2.

(Agencies)

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