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ATP Miami - Paes Stepanek reach finals but Bhupathi Bopanna lose

661   //    30 Mar 2012, 10:17 IST

Australian Open champions Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek have reached the finals of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami with a straight sets win over the world no. 1 pair Mike and Bob Bryan.

Paes and Stepanek won 6-4, 6-4 to score their second consecutive win over the Bryans – they also beat the brothers in the finals of the Australian Open.

The Indo-Cezch duo saw 11 break points on the Bryans serve and managed to break three times while losing their serve only once.

However, the other Indian pair – Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna went down in the semi finals to second seeds Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor.

Mirnyi and Nestor won 6-1, 6-4 over the sixth seeded Indians.

Paes is gunning for this third consecutive title in Miami – he won in 2010 with Lukas Dlouhy and in 2011 with Bhupathi

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