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Mahesh Bhupathi in mixed doubles quarters at US Open

Mahesh Bhupathi’s winning momentum at the US Open has been accelerated, as the top seed cruised into the mixed doubles quarter-finals of the US Open on Saturday.

Bhupathi and his mixed doubles partner Liezel Huber beat American pair Jill Craybas and Eric Butorac in straight of 6-3, 6-3.

In another match, Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy entered men’s doubles third round after beating Nicolas Almagro and Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo in straight of 6-2, 6-3.

Paes and Dlouhy next play Julian Knowle and Jurgen Melzer for the quarter-finals berth.

Earlier in the day, partnering with Mark Knowles, Bhupathi reached the men’s doubles third round of the US Open after beating Jesse Levine and Ryan Sweeting 7-5, 6-2.

Bhupathi and Knowles will fight with Yen-Hsun Lu and Dudi Sela for the men’s doubles quarter-finals berth

Bhupathi and his Ameriacn partner Leizel Huber scored a straight set victory over unseeded pair of Marcelo Melo of Brazil and American Vania King in the mixed doubles opening round.

The Indo-American duo made a sluggish start and were stretched a bit in the first set but the combo stamped their authority in the second set to win the match 7-5, 6-0 in 62 minutes.

Bhupathi and Knowles beat James Cerretani and Lovro Zovko 6-3, 6-4 in the men’s doubles second round at the US Open.

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