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ATP Indian Wells - Paes advances but Bhupathi Bopanna knocked out

After winning their first title together as a team in Dubai, Indian duo Mahesh Bhupathi/ Rohan Bopanna came back crashing down in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California on Saturday.

The fifth seeded Indians were beaten by the French duo of Jo Wilfred Tsonga and Julien Benneateau 6-4, 6-3.

Meanwhile, Australian Open champions Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek advanced to the second round. The seventh seeded duo beat Spaniards David Ferrer and Albert Ramos 6-3, 6-3.

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