March 2008

March 2008

March 31st, 2008

Similarily to their first round match, Mark and Mahesh had to rally from a set down in Miami to win. They defeated Andreev/Malisse 2-6, 6-2, 10-5 to advance to the quarterfinals.

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March 29th, 2008

Mark and Mahesh fought back to win their first round match against Berdych/Dlouhy 3-6, 6-3, 10-5 in Miami. It was a good win for Mark as he avenged three losses against Dlouhy from last year and one to Berdych in Sydney this year.

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March 19th, 2008

The only team that had a better start to the year than Mark and Mahesh proved why they won the Australian Open, defeating Mark and Mahesh 6-3, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Pacific Life Open. The match had eight breaks of serve. Mark and Mahesh had 15-30 on the Israeli duo at 4-5 in the 2nd set but Erlich/Ram were able to close out the match. Still, Mark is 18-5 on the year which is a fantastic start. He and Mahesh will play in Miami next.

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March 17th, 2008

A perfect ten! Mark and Mahesh, once again, prevailed in straight sets, earning their 10th victory in a row without dropping a set. The two defeated Davydenko/Kiefer 6-3, 6-4 to move onto the quarterfinals of the Pacific Life Open. They’ll face either Erlich/Ram or Mathieu/Stepanek next. Keep it up guys!

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March 16th, 2008

The streak continued for Mark and Mahesh, as they won their 9th match in a row without losing a set. They defeated Kas/Wassen 6-3, 7-6 in the 1st round at the Pacific Life Open. They’ll face Davydenko/Kiefer in the 2nd round.

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March 8th, 2008

The first two time title winners of 2008 were determined today and Mark and Mahesh achieved that feat, defeating Damm/Vizner 7-5, 7-6 to clinch the Dubai title. Again, Mark and Mahesh did a tremendous job in saving all of the break points they faced and this is the 2nd straight tournament they won without dropping a set. They’ll now head back to the states to play in the Masters double. First up is Indian Wells, and then afterwards, they’ll head to Miami. A huge thanks to tennis fan Diana Austria for sending these pictures in from the final!

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March 7th, 2008

On to another final! Again, Mark and Mahesh made quick work of their opponents, this time in the semifinals against the #2 seeds Aspelin/Knowle, winning 6-2, 6-0. Mark and Mahesh saved all six break points they faced and converted 5/6 against their opponents. They will now face Damm/Vizner in the final!

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March 6th, 2008

Mark and Mahesh whipped Lopez/Nadal 6-1, 6-1 in the quarterfinals of Dubai in 38 minutes! It was the pair’s 6th win in a row. They’ll now face Aspelin/Knowle in the semifinals.

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March 5th, 2008

Mark and Mahesh continued their nice winning streak with a straight sets victory over Kerr/Wassen in the 1st round of Dubai. After being down an early break in the 1st set, Mark and Mahesh stormed back and took the set. They won 6-4, 6-3.

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March 2nd, 2008

We are the champions! Mark and Mahesh defeated the Ratiwatana twins to win the title in Memphis. They won with the same score as their semifinal match, 7-6, 6-2. The two did not drop a set all tournament. Way to go guys! They’ll now move onto Dubai where a majority of the world’s top singles and doubles stars will be playing.

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March 1st, 2008

Mark and Mahesh defeated Haggard/Melzer in straight sets to advance to their first final as a team! After a tight first set, the two raised the bar and won the 2nd set much easier. The score was 7-6, 6-2. They’ll now play the “Thai Twins” for the title.