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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.