Bopanna-Vasselin down Paes-Stepanek at Cincinnati

Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) India's Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin knocked out Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek to secure a men's doubles semifinal berth at the Cincinnati Masters.

The eighth seeds beat the fourth seeded Indo-Czech combine 6-3, 6-7(3), 10-8 Friday.

Bopanna will now be looking to reach his second consecutive Cincinnati final when the Indo-French pair take on second seeded Spanish duo of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez Saturday.

Granollers and Lopez beat Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski of Poland 6-4, 6-2 in the other quarter-final.

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