Fourth seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi overcame a late resistance from Arnaud Clement and Nicolas Mahut to advance to the second round of the men's doubles event of the US Open at Flushing Meadows in New York.
Bhupathi and his Belarussian partner beat the French pair 6-1, 6-4 in the opening round match, on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Rohan Bopanna and his Chinese partner Zi Yan bowed out of the mixed doubles event with a 2-6, 4-6 first round defeat against America's Rajeev Ram and Aravane Rezai of France.
Bopanna had on Wednesday made it to the second round of men's doubles along with his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi.
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