Qureshi-rojer stumble at final hurdle
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.