Bhupathi-Bopanna out of Rome Masters

Rome: The seventh seed Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the ATP Rome Masters after suffering a straight-sets defeat at the hands of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez, here.

The Spaniards raced to a 6-4 6-1 win in one hour and five minutes in the semifinals of the euro 2,427,975 clay court event.

Bhupathi and Bopanna had their chances in the second set, getting two breakpoints but they squandered both. They dropped their serve thrice in the same set. Granollers and Lopez had also upset third seeds Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic in the quarter-finals.