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5th August 2007, 13:58
August 4: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi reached their third final of the season after a straight-set upset of second seeds Lamine Ouahab and Fernando Vicente at the $125,000 ATP Challenger men's tennis event in Segovia, Spain.

The Indo-Pak Express, who won two titles is successive weeks last month, knocked out Algerian Ouahab and Spaniard Vicente 6-3 6-4 in the semifinals of the hard court event on Friday.

The pair had earlier defeated Olivier Charroin of France and Farrukh Dustov of Uzbekistan 6-3 7-6 (5) in the quarters.

Later in the day, Bopanna and Qureshi will face Michel Kratochvil of Switzerland and Gilles Muller of Luxembourg.

Kratochvil and Muller would be on a high after packing off top seeds Jamie Delgado of Britain and Belgium's Dick Norman 6-3 6-4 in the other semi-final.

Final : R. Bopanna / A. Qureshi Def M. Kratochvil / G. Muller 76 (8) - 63


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Bopanna-Aisam to stick together till US Open

Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul Haq Qureshi are relishing the good time together and the Indo-Pak pair has decided to extend their partnership on the circuit till the US Open.

Aisam, who partnered Bopanna to win the doubles ATP Challenger title in Manchester last week, said the partnership could yield more positive results and they were keen to turn up together at the US Open.

"We discussed this issue with each other and decided to resume our partnership on the circuit on a regular basis. Because the more you play together the more you understand each other's game better," Aisam said.

"Hopefully we will be in top form by the time we appear in the US open because that is a big one for us," he added.

Aisam said it had not been hard to team up with Bopanna as both had played together and won a tournament in Denver two years ago.

Aisam and Bopanna would appear in three ATP doubles events in the run up to US Open, he said.

Praising Bopanna, who beat Aisam in the singles event in Manchester, the Pakistani said, "Bopanna is a very good doubles partner and his presence has helped me raise my game as well. We plan to take part in a tournament in Spain and another one before appearing in the US Open," he added.

The Pakistani star, who had partnered Israeli Aamir Hadad two years ago, said he did not expect his decision to team up with the Indian would trigger a controversy.

"I don't see any controversy. The bottom line is we are professional players and we have struck a good chord on court and supplement each other which is why we won the title in Manchester," he added.

6th August 2007, 10:11
Yaaaaaayyyyyyy........congrats to them.May Allah give both more success

6th August 2007, 12:56
Bopanna-Qureshi bag third title

Rohan Bopanna and Aisam Qureshi overcame a stiff challenge from Michel Kratochvil and Gilles Muller in the Segovia final to clinch their third doubles Challenger title in as many weeks.

The Indo-Pak pair beat Swiss Kratochvil and Muller of Luxembourg 7-6 (8), 6-3 in the final of the 125,000 ATP Challenger event in Segovia, Spain on Saturday evening.

Bopanna-Qureshi had won the doubles events in Manchester and Nottingham in the previous weeks.

Given the string of good performances, the pair has decided to extend their partnership till the US Open.

6th August 2007, 18:01
Bopanna-Qureshi score a hat-trick

6 August 2007

NEW DELHI — Rohan Bopanna and Aisamul Haq Qureshi clinched their third successive title by winning at the $125,000 ATP Challenger men’s tennis event in Segovia, Spain.

The Indo-Pak Express overcame a strong opposition from Michel Kratochvil of Switzerland and Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller 7-6 (8) 6-3 in the final of the hard court event on Saturday.

The win came after their triumphs at Manchester and Nottingham on grass over the last two weeks. “It was the biggest Challenger (in terms of prize money) for us but playing wise it was the easiest compared to the last two,” Bopanna told PTI from Segovia.

“We are combining well and are definitely planning to play much more together, especially ATP Tour events since I will be ranked 90 (in doubles) after this week.”

Bopanna and Qureshi won 90 ATP points and a winners’ cheque of 6,600-euros.

The pair had earned 100 points and pocketed $1550 after their victories in the last two $25,000 events. For the 27-year-old Indian, it was his fourth title of the season, having won in Dublin, Ireland, with Austrian Adam Feeney on indoor carpet early last month.

Bopanna also reached the final with Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay at Scheveninghen, Holland, a fortnight ago besides three semifinal finishes — with compatriot Mustafa Ghouse in Kyoto and Durban and Chris Haggard at Surbiton — this year.

He will return to the courts after a well deserved break this week.

9th August 2007, 08:15
Aisam is currently ranked #155 in singles! That's an amazing accomplishment considering that he was ranked 399 at the start of the year.
In doubles he is now ranked 130th, at the start of the year he was ranked 380th in the world.