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Paes-Dlouhy, Bhupathi-Mirnyi lose

March 15, 2010 19:28 IST

Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi suffered shock first round defeats along with their respective partners and bowed out of the Indian Wells ATP Masters series.

Third seeds Paes and Czech Lukas Dlouhy went down 4-6, 6-3, 6-10 to the Spanish wild card pair of Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez on Sunday night.

Bhupathi and his Belarusian partner Max Mirnyi, seeded fourth, lost their first round match 4-6, 4-6 to Igor Andreev of Russia and Evgeny Korolev of Kazakhstan.

Both the pairs did not get any ranking points but spilt US $6,980 each for competing in the US $3,645,000 hard court event.

No Indian figures in the singles main draw.

Prakash Amritraj and Somdev Devvarman competed in the singles qualifying event but lost in the first and second rounds respectively.

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