London: Mahesh Bhupathi's Wimbledon campaign ended after losing the fiercely-fought men's doubles quarterfinal along with partner Julian Knowle to top seeded American twins Mike and Bob Bryan.
     
The eighth-seeded Indo-Austrian pair fought their hearts out before bowing out with a 6-7 (5) 6-7 (3) 6-7 (4) scoreline against one of the best doubles teams in the world.
     
Bhupathi has already exited from the mixed doubles with Slovakian partner Daniela Hantuchova.

However, it was a remarkable day for India's Rohan Bopanna as he sealed spot in his first ever Wimbledon semifinals with French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin.
     
The 14th seeds knocked out sixth seeded Swede-Canadian combination of Robert Lindstedt and Daniel Nestor with a 7-5 7-6(3) 6-7(4) 6-7(3) 6-2 win in the rain-affected quarterfinal.
     
Sania Mirza advanced to the prequarterfinals of the mixed doubles with Horia Tecau as the second seeded pair downed German team of Martin Emmrich and Julia Goerges 6-3 6-4 in the second round.
     
Leander Paes had a mixed day as he advanced to the men's doubles semifinals with Czech Radek Stepanek but suffered a tame defeat in the mixed doubles with Chinese partner Saisai Zheng.
     
Paes and Stepanek, seeded fourth, carved out a 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 win over 11th seeded Julien Benneteau of France and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia.
     
In the mixed doubles, 15th seventh seeds Paes and Zheng, lost 3-6 3-6 to unseeded American-French combo of Eric Butorac and Alize Cornet.

(Agencies)

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