SYDNEY - India's Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi maintained their winning run in the men's doubles competitions of Sydney International tennis to reach the final with a comprehensive win over Lukas Rosol and Joao Sousa at the Ken Rosewall Arena. The Indo-Pak pair, seeded third, won 6-1, 6-2 against Rosol and Sousa, who could do nothing against their opponents. Bopanna and Qureshi will now face Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic in the final on Jan. 11.
Bopanna and Qureshi won 69 per cent of first serve points and over 50 per cent of points when the opponent got their first ball in. Sousa's frustration at being unable to get on the second set scoreboard was evident when at 3-0 down he smacked a ball that went sailing out of Ken Rosewall Arena. That didn't stop Bopanna and Qureshi continuing to press their opponents, dictating play at the net with short sharp volleys. The match was over in 44 minutes with the number three seeds booking their place in the final, where their opponents will be Nestor and Zimonjic.