Wimbledon, July 2 (IANS) The Indian-Serbian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Janko Tipsarevic were knocked out of the Wimbledon tennis championships, as they lost in straight sets in the first round of the men's doubles on Thursday.
Bhupathi-Tipsarevic went down to Austrian Jurgen Melzer and Swedish Robert Lindstedt 3-6, 3-6, 2-6 in an hour and 15 minutes.
The Austrian-Swedish pair got off to an aggressive start, serving two aces and winning 12 out of 14 first serve points. The pair also broke their opponents twice in both occasions to take the first set 6-3.
The second set saw the Melzer-Lindstedt pair showing off their skills even better than the first set as they won 15 out of 16 first serve points and broke their opponent once in four occasions.
Seven aces served in the set made it difficult for Bhupathi-Tipsarevic to comeback into game. Melzer-Lindstedt took the set 6-3.
Bhupathi-Tipsarevic never looked to make a comeback into the match as the pair failed to break their opponent or score crucial points. Melzer-Lindstedt took best advantage and broke their opponents twice in both occasions to take the third set 6-2 and the match and thus enter the second round.
Melzer and Lindstedt will next face the Australian pair of Lleyton Hewitt and Thanasi Kokkinakis in the second round.