Paes-Bhupathi crash out of Olympics

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New Delhi, Aug 15: The Indian double pair Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi were shown the door by the Swiss pair of Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka in the doubles quarter-finals of the Beijing Olympics.

India's best bet in tennis Paes and Bhupathi lost in straight sets from the hands of Swiss duo Federer and Wawrinka. Paes-Bhupathi lost 2-6, 4-6.The Indian duo couldn't be able to pose much threat against their higher seed opponents as they performed in patches, which was not enough for them to go through the quarters. The Federer-Wawrinka combine got straight into act on Friday as they sealed the first set 6-2 in their favour. They carried on their good performance as they sealed the second set 6-4 with consummate ease.

Earlier on Thursday, rain played spoilsport to drop early curtains in the match with the Indian pair trailing 1-4 to the Swiss pair.

The match was just into its 16th minute when heavy downpour forced the match officials to call off the tie.

Federer was looking in great touch after facing a shock singles defeat barely a couple of hours before.

Federer got along so well with his partner Wawrinka as they got hold of the proceedings very early before rain halted their march.

Federer and Wawrinka broke the service of Indian pair twice to take a commanding lead of 4-0 while the Indians lacking coordination and looking jaded.

The Indians duo finally managed to win the fourth game when Paes held his serve but so did Federer as the fourth seeded Swiss pair went 4-1 ahead in the match.

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