Qureshi-ro­jer stum­ble at fi­nal hur­dle

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PARIS

Seventh seeds Aisam-ulHaq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Ro­jer stum­bled at the fi­nal hur­dle at the Paris Mas­ter, go­ing down 6-7, 3-6 against Ma­hesh Bhu­pathi and Ro­han Bopanna.

As a re­sult, fifth seeds Bhu­pati and Bopanna won their first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 ti­tle, shar­ing € 142,500 in prize money and bag­ging 1,000 ATP Dou­bles Team Rank­ings points. Fel­low Bar­clays ATP World Tour Fi­nals qualifiers Qureshi and Ro­jer re­ceived €69,780 and 600 points.

"The match could have gone ei­ther way, but I felt we played re­ally well on the big points," said Bhu­pathi. "At this level, at this stage of any big event, that is what counts." Ac­cord­ing to the ATP, Bhu­pathi, 38, has now won 16 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tro­phies, while Bopanna clinches his sec­ond shield.

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