French Open: Bopanna-Qureshi crash out of men’s doubles

Paris, May 30 (IANS) India’s Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan’s Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi crashed out of the second round of the men’s doubles in the French Open tennis with a 5-7, 3-6 loss to 15th-seeded Frenchmen Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra here Sunday.

That leaves Leander Paes the only Indian representation in the men’s doubles with Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi of Belarus bowing out of their second round Saturday.

Paes and Czech Lukas Dlouhy are the defending champions in the men’ doubles here and play Mexico’Santiago Gonzalez and American Travis RettenMayer next for a place in the quarterfinals.