Mahesh Bhupathi - ATP Points and Singles Results

.. ATP Points Tally .. 1997 Results .. 1998 Results .. 1999 Results
.. 2000 Results .. 2001 Results .. Doubles Pts Tally ..


The details of the doubles results with Leander Paes are in the LP Results Pages
See LP, MB Results Index ..

Mahesh Bhupathi's ATP Point List (best 14 Tournaments and Points)
As of Feb 27, 2001 .. Rankings:  Singles: 752,  Doubles: 39,  Team rank with Paes: 50+

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Drop Date                          Round   Total
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Jul 10, 2001  Wimbledon                R1       5
Aug 20, 2001  Indianapolis             Q1       1
Oct 14, 2001  Japan Open               Q1       1
Jan 07, 2002  Chennai Open             R1       5
Feb 10, 2002  Mumbai Challenger        R1       1
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                             Totals            13

Mahesh has hardly played much singles in some 18 months, and has been off the tour for
five months after shoulder surgery in December 99 ..  It will be a tough climb back.

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1997 results
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Jan 6  - Jan 12  $50K+H Singapore Challenger (Hard)

Rd-1  S.GROEN      d. M.BHUPATHI           6-4  7-6

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Feb 17 - Feb 23  $25+K Koto (Indoor) challenger (Carpet)

Rd-1 M.BHUPATHI    d. (WC)M.ONODA          6-2  6-2
Rd-2 M.BHUPATHI    d. M.NAVARRA            6-3  7-6(3)
QF   M.BHUPATHI    d. M.KOHLMANN           6-3  7-6(7)
SF   M.BHUPATHI    d. C.VINCK              6-3  6-4
F    (Q)C.ARRIENS  d. M.BHUPATHI           3-6  6-2  7-6(3)

*    Bhupathi/Black win the doubles title !

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Mar 3  - Mar 9  $50K+H Indian Wells Challenger  (Hard)

Rd-1 (Q)M.BHUPATHI  d. 5-C.COSTA           6-4  3-6  7-6(4)
Rd-2 G.BLANCO       d. (Q)M.BHUPATHI       7-6(4)  4-6  6-1

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Mar 31 - Apr 6  $25K+H  Puerto vallarta Challenger (Hard)

Rd-1 (Q)M.BHUPATHI   d. S.CAMPBELL         7-6(3)  6-2
Rd-2 (Q)M.BHUPATHI   d. K.ULLYETT          6-3  1-6  7-6(7)
QF   (Q)M.BHUPATHI   d. C.MAMIIT           6-4  3-6  6-3
SF   M.KNOWLES       d. (Q)M.BHUPATHI      7-6(4)  6-2

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Apr 7  - Apr 13 $400K GOLD FLAKE OPEN, Chennai, India, Hard

Rd-1 Pat Cash        d. WC-M.Bhupathi      6-1  6-3

*  Bhupathi/Paes win the doubles title !

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Apr 21 - Apr 27  $25K+H Prague Challenger  (Clay)

*  Bhupathi/Paes win the doubles title !

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Apr 28 - May 4   $365K PAEGAS CZECH OPEN, Prague (Clay)

*  Bhupathi/Paes win the doubles title !

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May 5  - May 11  $50K Jerusalem Challenger (Hard)

M.BHUPATHI           d. (Q)O.MUTIS         6-1  4-6  6-4
G.MOTOMURA           d. M.BHUPATHI         7-6(3)  4-6  6-2

*  Bhupathi/Paes win the doubles title !

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May 19 - May 25  $50K+H Budapest Challenger (Clay)

M.BHUPATHI           d. B.MOTA             7-6(6)  6-4
5-G.GRANT            d. M.BHUPATHI         7-6 2-6  7-5

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Jun 23 - Jul 6   WIMBLEDON, London, England      (Grass)

Q-1  M. BHUPATHI     d. D. SLAVADOR        6-0  6-2
Q-2  M. BHUPATHI     d. (19)N. ESCUDE      6-4  6-2             (4 bonus)
Q-3  M. BHUPATHI     d. J. WINNINK         6-4  6-3
               (10+4 pts for qualifying; become tournament pts, NOT bonus
                            for grand slams, by new 1997 ATP rules)
Rd-1 M.Rios          d. M.Bhupathi         6-4  6-4  6-3

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Jul 7  - Jul 13  $50K+H  Granby Challenger, CANADA (Hard)

Rd-1 M.BHUPATHI      d. M.RUAH             6-1  6-4
Rd-2 A.REICHEL       d. M.BHUPATHI         4-6  6-4  6-4

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Jul 14 - Jul 20  $675K LEGG MASON TENNIS CLASSIC, Wash. DC (Hard)

Q-1  Unavailable
Q-2  M. Bhupathi     d. Chad Clark         6-1  6-0
                                                       (7 bonus for Qual)
Rd-1 L.Smith         d. M.Bhupathi         7-6(4)  7-6(7)

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Jul 21 - Jul 27  $328K INFINITI OPEN, Los Angeles CA, USA  (Hard)

Q-1  Unavailable
Q-2  Unavailable
                                                       (8 bonus for Qual)
Rd-1 M.Bhupathi      d. D.Nestor(#128)     7-6(1)  7-6(5)       (2 bonus)
Rd-2 J.Courier       d. M.Bhupathi         7-6(5)  6-3

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Aug 11 - Aug 17 $1.04M PILOT PEN TOURNAMENT, New Haven CT, USA (Hard)

Q-1  M.Bhupathi      d. J Erlich           6-1 6-3
Q-2  M.Bhupathi      d. S.Simian           3-6 6-4 7-6(8)    +1
                                                       (7 bonus for Qual)
Rd-1 J.Sanchez       d. M.Bhupathi

*  Bhupathi/Paes win the doubles title !

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Aug 25 - Sep 7   U.S. OPEN, New York, U.S.A.      (Hard)

Q-1  M.Bhupathi      d. Steve Bryan(#230)  6-4, 6-7(7), 6-3     (3 bonus)
Q-2  N.Escude(#127)  d. M.Bhupathi         7-5, 2-6, 3-6

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Sep 29 - Oct 5   $328K CHINA OPEN '97, Beijing, China  (Carpet?)

Q-1  Unavailable
Q-2  J.Eagle         d. M.Bhupathi

*  Bhupathi/Paes win the doubles title !

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Nov 24 - Nov 30  $25K+H Mumbai Challenger  (Hard)

R-1  M.BHUPATHI d. L.MILLIGAN              6-4  6-3
R-2  M.LEE d. M.BHUPATHI                   7-6(8) 6-0

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Dec 1  - Dec 7   $25K+H Ahmedabad Challenger  (Hard)

R-1  Mahesh Bhupathi  d. WC-Nitin Kirtane  6-1, 6-2
R-2  1 Leander Paes   d. Mahesh Bhupathi   6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2

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1998 Results
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Jan 19 - Feb 1   Australian Open (Hard)

Q-1  Mahesh Bhupathi d. Wynn Criswell      7-5 6-3              (3 bonus)
Q-2  11-Marzio Martelli d. Mahesh Bhupathi 6-3 6-3

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Feb 9  - Feb 15  $975K Dubai Open

Q-1  M.Bhupathi (Ind) b. J.Grabb (USA)     6-3 7-6
Q-2  F.Wibier (Ned) b. M.Bhupathi (Ind)    3-6 6-4 6-3

*  Bhupathi/Paes win the doubles title !

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Feb 16 - Feb 22  $50K+H  Singapore Challenger

R-1  2-A.CALATRAVA d. (WC)M.BHUPATHI       4-6  6-3  6-4

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Feb 23 - Mar 1   $50K+H  Ho Chi Minh City Challenger

R-1  (WC)M.BHUPATHI d. (WC)A.CHERKASOV     6-4  1-6  6-4        (1 bonus)
R-2  1-A.CALATRAVA d. (WC)M.BHUPATHI       7-5  6-4

*  Bhupathi and Peter Tramacchi win the doubles title !

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Mar 2  - Mar 8   $50K+H  Bangkok Challenger

R-1  Mahesh Bhupathi d. 8-Oscar Burriera   7-6(5), 6-3          (1 bonus)
R-2  Goichi Motomura d. Mahesh Bhupathi    6-3, 6-4

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Mar 9  - Mar 15  $25K+H  Kyoto Challenger

R-1  Mahesh Bhupathi  d. Maurice Ruah      6-3, 4-6, 6-4
R-2  Mahesh Bhupathi  d. 7-A. Hernandez    6-3, 6-7(7), 6-3     (1 bonus)
QF   1-Steve Campbell d. Mahesh Bhupathi   6-3, 3-6, 7-5

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Mar 16 - Mar 29  $2.7M   Lipton Super 9 Key Biscayne  (Hardcourt)

 [Bhupathi/Paes lose in doubles second round after a first round bye]

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Apr 3  - Apr  5  Davis Cup, India vs. Italy, at Genoa, Italy.  (Clay)

 Andrea Gaudenzi (ITA)    d. Prahlad Srinath (IND)    6-0, 6-2, 1-6, 6-2
 Mahesh Bhupathi (IND)    d. Davide Sanguinetti (ITA) 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
 A.Gaudenzi/D.Nargiso (ITA)
                  d. M.Bhupathi/S.Fazaluddin (IND)    6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
 Andrea Gaudenzi (ITA)    d. Mahesh Bhupathi (IND)    6-1, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1
 Davide Sanguinetti (ITA) d. Prahlad Srinath (IND)    6-2, 6-3

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Apr 6  - Apr 12  $405K  Chennai Goldflake Open, Hardcourt  (week's notes)

R-1  2-Todd Woodbridge d. Mahesh Bhupathi  3-6, 6-4, 6-3

 [Bhupathi/Paes win the doubles title]

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Apr 13 - Apr 19  $50K+H  Vadodara Challenger, Grass        (week's notes)

R-1  Prahlad Srinath  d. 7-Mahesh Bhupathi 2-6, 7-5, 7-5

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Apr 20 - Apr 26  $2.2M  Monte Carlo Super 9, Clay          (week's notes)

 [Bhupathi/Paes lose in the semifinals]

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Apr 27 - May  3  Off week in India                         (week's notes)

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May 4  - May 10  $2.2M  Hamburg Super 9, Clay              (week's notes)

 [QF]  T.Carbonell/F.Roig   d. M.Bhupathi/M.Knowles    6-4, 6-4
 [R-2] M.Bhupathi/M.Knowles d. A.Berasategui/F.Wibier  walkover
 [R-1] M.Bhupathi/M.Knowles d. R.Fromberg/F.Maggi      6-4, 6-3

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May 11 - May 17  $2.2M  Rome Super 9, Clay                 (week's notes)

 [Bhupathi/Paes win the doubles title]

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May 18 - May 24  Off week                                  (week's notes)

 [Mahesh missed the qualifier draw in the last minute, by 3 spots]

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May 25 - Jun  7  French Open, Clay                 (Notes: week 1,week 2)

 [Bhupathi/Paes lose in the semifinals]
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Jun  8 - Jun 14  Stella Artois, Queen's, Grass             (week's notes)

 [Bhupathi/Paes lose in the quarterfinals]

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Jun 15 - Jun 21  Wimbledon Qualifiers                      (week's notes)

* Mahesh Qualifies into the Main Draw for the 2nd consecutive year!
[Q R1] M.Bhupathi d. A.Fahlke (#427)        6-1, 6-2
[Q R2] M.Bhupathi d. G.Etlis (#182)         6-7(1), 6-4, 12-10  (2 bonus)
[Q R3] M.Bhupathi d. C.Van Garsse (#132)    7-6(2), 6-2         (4 bonus)
                                               (10 points for Qualifying)
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Jun 22 - Jul  5  Wimbledon                         (Notes: week 1,week 2)

[S R1] C.Moya (#4) d. M.Bhupathi            6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

* Bhupathi/Paes lose in R2 of Doubles (see Paes' 1998 results)

* Bhupathi and Mirjana Lucic reach the finals of Mixed Doubles !
[R1] MB/ML d. D.Dilucia/S-H.Park            7-5, 3-6, 6-3
[R2] MB/ML d. K.Braasch/P.Schnyder          7-6(6), 7-5
[R3] MB/ML d. D.Johnson/S.Jeyaseelen        7-6(1), 6-3
[QF] MB/ML d. W.Arthurs/K-A.Guse            7-6(2), 3-6, 6-3
[SF] MB/ML d. J.Gimelstob/V.Williams        6-4, 7-5
[F]  M.Mirnyi/S.Williams d. MB/ML           6-4, 6-4

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Jul  6 - Jul 19  Two weeks off                     (Notes: week 1,week 2)

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Jul 20 - Jun 26  $915K Stuttgart Outdoors (Hard)           (week's notes)

* Bhupathi and Yevgeny Kafelnikov (#1 seeds) reach semifinals
[R1] Mahesh Bhupathi and Y.Kafelnikov       Bye
[R2] MB/YK d. L.Arnold/L.Lobo               6-2, 7-5
[QF] MB/YK d. T.Kempers/A.Kitinov (#8)      7-6(5), 7-6(3)
[SF] O.Delaitre/F.Santoro d. MB/YK          3-6, 6-3, 7-6(9)

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Jul 27 - Aug  2  $100K+H Istanbul Challenger (Hard)        (week's notes)

[R1] MB d. 4-A.Ferreira (#170, BRA)         4-6, 7-6(2), 6-2
[R2] MB d. E.Ran (#203, ISR)                1-6, 6-3, 6-2
[QF] 6-P.Luxa (#188,CZE) d. MB              6-1, 7-6(11-9)

* Doubles with a Turkish player
[R1] P.Luxa/E.Ran d. M.Bhupathi/B.Ergun     6-3, 6-2

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Aug  3 - Aug  9  $2.2M Toronto Super 9 (Hard)              (week's notes)

* Bhupathi/Paes lose in the semifinals of doubles

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Aug 10 - Aug 16  $2.2M Cincinnati Super 9 (Hard)           (week's notes)

[R2] Albano/Lapentti d. MB/P.Haarhuis       7-5, 7-6(3)

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Aug 17 - Aug 23  $745K New Haven Pilot Pen (Hard)          (week's notes)

[Q1] M.Bhupathi d. Michael Russell (#234)   6-7(3), 6-4, 7-5
[Q2] Ivo Heuberger (#129) d. M.Bhupathi     6-2, 3-6, 6-4

* Bhupathi/Paes lose in the 2ndt round of doubles, after a bye.

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Aug 24 - Aug 30  Huggybear Invotational non-ATP doubles    (week's notes)

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Aug 31 - Sep 13  US Open, New York, hardcourt      (Notes: week 1,week 2)

* Bhupathi/Paes lose in the semifinals of doubles
* Bhupathi and Mirjana Lucic lose in the quarterfinals of mixed doubles
[Mx-D QF] S.Williams/M.Mirnyi d MB/ML       6-3, 5-7, 5-7
[Mx-D R2] MB/ML d. E.Likhovtseva/M.Oosting  6-3, 6-3
[Mx-D R1] MB/ML d. A.Huber/J.Eagle          3-6, 6-2, 7-5

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Sep 14 - Sep 20  Off week                                  (week's notes)
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Sep 21 - Sep 28  Davis Cup at Nottingham, UK               (week's notes)

GBR d. INDIA 3-2
GBR advances to world group 1999, India relegated to Asia-Oceania Group-I.
[Match-5] M.Bhupathi d. Chris Wilkinson     6-3, 6-4
[Match-4] L.Paes lost to T.Henman           6-7(3), 2-6, 6-7(5)
[Match-3] MB/LP d. N.Broad/T.Henman         7-6(2), 6-3, 7-6(3)
[Match-2] M.Bhupathi lost to Tim Henman     6-4, 3-6, 3-6, 3-6
[Match-1] L.Paes lost to Greg Rusedski      6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 9-11

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Sep 29 - Oct 4   Off week                                  (week's notes)
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Oct 5 - Oct 11   $315K Shanghai Heineken Open              (week's notes)

[Q R1] M.Bhupathi                           Bye..
[Q R2] M.Bhupathi        d. Liu Xie         6-0, 6-2
[Q R3] M.Kohlmann (#111) d. M.Bhupathi      6-1, 7-5

 [Bhupathi/Paes win the doubles title !!]

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Oct 12 - Oct 18   $575K Singapore Heineken Open            (week's notes)

[R1]   M.Tillstrom (#64) d. M.Bhupathi      6-1, 6-3

 [Bhupathi/Paes lose in the finals]

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Oct 19 - Oct 25   $50K Hong Kong Challenger                (week's notes)

[R1]   L.Hewitt (#121)   d. M.Bhupathi      6-4, 1-1 (retd. sick)

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Oct 26 - Nov  1   $2.4M Stuttgart Super 9                 (week's notes)

 [Bhupathi/Paes lose in the doubles finals]

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Nov  2 - Nov  8   $2.3M Paris Open Super 9                (week's notes)

 [Bhupathi/Paes win the doubles title!]

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Nov  9 - Nov 15   $800K Stockholm Open                    (week's notes)

 [Bhupathi/Paes lose in the semifinals - Paes injured]

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Nov 16 - Nov 22   $800K Hartford ATP Doubles Championship (week's notes)

 [Bhupathi/Paes only play two round robin matches - Paes injured]

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Nov 23 - Nov 29   $84K (non-ATP) Asia Cup, Delhi          (week's notes)

 Bhupathi leads India to title! .. Complete results in the Asia Cup page.

 QF - India beat Pakistan 2-1
 Mohammad Khaliq (PAK)  bt Srinath Prahlad (IND)         6-1 6-4
 Mahesh Bhupathi (IND)  bt Aisam ul Haq Qureshi (PAK)    6-4 7-5
 Mahesh Bhupathi/       bt Mohammad Khaliq/              6-4 7-5
 Syed Fazaluddin           Aisam ul Haq Qureshi (PAK)

 SF - India bt Chinese Taipei 2-1

 Lin Bing Chao (TPE)    bt Srinath Prahlad (IND)         6-4 6-3
 Mahesh Bhupathi (IND)  bt Wei Ju Chen (TPE)             7-5 6-2
 Mahesh Bhupathi/       bt Chen Chih Jung/               6-4 7-5
 Fazaluddin Syed (IND)     Lin Bing Chao (TPE)

 Final - India bt Uzbekistan 2-1

 Vadim Kutsenko (UZB)   bt Fazaluddin Syed (IND)         6-3 6-3
 Mahesh Bhupathi (IND)  bt Oleg Ogorodov (UZB)           7-6(4) 6-4
 Mahesh Bhupathi/       bt Oleg Ogorodov/                6-3 7-6(4)
 Fazaluddin Syed (IND)     Vadim Kutsenko (UZB)

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Nov 30 - Dec  6   Off week                                (week's notes)
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Dec  7 - Dec 13   Asian Games, Bangkok, Team events       (week's notes)

Men's Team Event (Bronze Medal) - See complete results in the India at the Asiad XIII page.

[SF] 4-India lost to 2-Japan, 0-3
  H.Kaneko (#242)    d. M.Bhupathi (#390)             4-6, 3-6
[QF] 4-India d. Pakistan, 3-0
  M.Bhupathi         d. Aisam Ul Haq-Qureshi (PAK)    6-4, 7-5

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Dec 14 - Dec 20   Asian Games, Bangkok, Indiv. events     (week's notes)

Complete results in the India at the Asiad XIII page.

Men's Singles Event (Bronze Medal)
 [SF]  6-S. Iwabuchi (JPN) d. 7-M. Bhupathi             6-4, 7-6(1)
 [QF]    M. Bhupathi       d. 1-O. Ogorodov (UZB)       6-3, 3-6, 7-5
 [PQF]   M. Bhupathi       d.   Bryan Junio (PHI)       7-6(4), 6-2
 [R32]   M. Bhupathi       d.   Mohammed Gharibi (KUW)  6-2, 6-1

Men's Doubles Event
 [QF]  H-T.Lee/ Y-I.Yoon (KOR) d. M.Bhupathi / F.Syed                7-5, 6-4
 [PQF] M.Bhupathi/ F.Syed d. Boniet Wibowo/ Suliostyo Wiryawan (INA) 7-6(2), 4-6, 6-4

Mixed Doubles Event (Bronze Medal)
 [SF]  Dong-Hyun Kim/ Ju-Yeon Choi(KOR) d. 1-M.Bhupathi/ Nirupama V. 6-4, 6-3
 [QF]  M.Bhupathi/ N.Vaidyanathan d. Takahiro Terachi/ R.Hiraki(JPN) 6-4, 7-6(3)
 [PQF] M.Bhupathi/ N.Vaidyanathan d. Michael Misa/ M. Fernandez(PHI) 6-3, 6-4

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Dec 21 - Dec 27   $25K+H Ahmedabad Challenger             (week's notes)

[R1]   B.Cowan (#309) d.   M.Bhupathi              7-6(3), 6-3

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1999 Results
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Dec 28 - Jan 03   $25K+H Mumbai Challenger                (week's notes)

[R1]   M.Bhupathi     d. 6-Eyal Ran (#230)         6-4, 6-4
[R2]   M.Bhupathi     d.   F.Syed                  6-4, 6-2
[QF] 3-A.Dupuis       d.   M.Bhupathi              6-2, 6-4
*Bhupathi and gaurav Natekar reach the doubles final.
[F]  1-N.Behr/E.Ran   d. MB/G.Natekar              6-2, 7-6(5)
[SF]   MB-G.Natekar   d. D.Caldwell/A.Merinov      6-4, 6-3
[QF]   MB-G.Natekar   d. L.Mor-O.Sela              6-2, 6-4
[R1]   MB-G.Natekar   d. M.Pampoulov-R.Svetlik     7-6(6), 6-2

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Jan 04 - Jan 11   $975K  Qatar Open, Doha, hardcourt      (week's notes)

* LP/MB unable to defend title, loses in R1 .. LP down with brochitis.

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Jan 11 - Jan 18   Off Week                                (week's notes)

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Jan 18 - Feb 31   Australian Open                         (week 1, week 2)

* LP/MB runners-up - loses to Bjorkman/Rafter in 5 thrilling sets.

* MB and Mirjana Lucic lose in the second round of mixed doubles
[R2] D.Johnson/ K.Po  d.  MB/ML                    7-6(3), 2-6, 6-7(1)
[R1] MB-ML            d.  M.Damm - K.Kschwendt     2-6, 7-5, 7-5

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Feb  1 - Feb  7   $50K+H Calcutta Challenger              (week's notes)

* Mahesh's first challenger singles final in about two years!

[F]  1- L. Paes(94) d. Mahesh Bhupathi             4-6, 6-4, 6-3
[SF] M. Bhupathi    d. Tuomas Ketola (FIN,242)     6-2, 7-6(7)
[QF] M. Bhupathi    d. Gregory Carraz (FRA,235)    7-6, 7-6(5)
[R2] M. Bhupathi    d. 7- P. Tramacchi (AUS,233)   7-6, 6-1
[R1] M. Bhupathi    d. Wesley Whitehouse (RSA,348) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1

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Feb  8 - Feb 14   $915K Dubai Open                        (week's notes)

* LP/MB lost in the first round - couldn't defend the title from last year.

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Feb 15 - Feb 21   Davis Cup at Korea                      (week's notes)

[Match 1] Hyung-Taik Lee d. Mahesh Bhupathi        6-1, 7-5, 6-2
[Match 2] Yong-Il Yoon d. Leander Paes             4-6, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-1
[Match-3] Paes/ Bhupathi d. H-T.Lee/ Dong-Hyun Kim 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
[Match-4] Leander Paes d. Hyung-Taik Lee           6-4, 6-4, 6-4
[Match-5] Yong-Il Yoon d. Mahesh Bhupathi          6-7, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1
India lost 2-3 to South Korea

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Feb 22 - Mar 28   Off-week                                (week's notes)

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Mar  1 - Mar  7   $50K+H Singapore Challenger             (week's notes)

[S R1] #7 Jacobo Diaz (ESP,146) d. M.Bhupathi      6-2, 6-2
Doubles with Mose Navarra (ITA)
[D R1] MB/MN d. W.Whitehouse/ B.Cowan,             6-3, 6-7(6), 7-5
[D QF] M.Russell/ M.Draper d.  MB/MN               7-5, 6-2

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Mar  8 - Mar 14   $2.4M Indian Wells Super 9              (week's notes)

Bhupathi-Paes lose in the doubles semifinal

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Mar 14 - Mar 28   $2.4M Lipton Key Biscayne Super 9       (week 1, week 2)

Bhupathi-Paes concede the R2 match in 2nd set - MB with hamstring injury

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Mar 30 - Apr  4   Davis Cup, Ind vs Chn, Calcutta, grass  (week's notes)

[S1]  Leander Paes d. Yu Zhang                     6-4, 6-2, 6-3
[S2]  Fazaluddin Syed d. Ben-Quiang Zhu            7-6(3), 6-3, 6-4
[D]   L.Paes/M.Bhupathi d. J.Shan/B-Q.Zhu          6-1, 7-6(0), 6-4
[RS1] F.Syed d. Jiang Shan                         6-3, 6-3
[RS2] L.Paes d. B-Q.Zhu                            6-7(5), 7-6(3), 6-3

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Apr  5 - Apr 12   $405K Chennai Open (hard)               (week's notes)

[S R1] R. Fromberg (#83) d. M. Bhupathi            6-2 7-5

* LP/MB win the doubles title for the 3rd year in a row at Chennai!!

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Apr 13 - Apr 18   $25K+H New delhi Challenger (hard)      (week's notes)

[R1] M. Bhupathi d. #7 Tuomas Ketola (FIN,186)     6-4, 6-3
[R2] M. Bhupathi d. (Q) Andy Fahlke (GER,326)      walkover
[QF] M. Bhupathi d. #2 Vladimir Voltchkov(BLR,137) 6-3, 6-3
[SF] M. Bhupathi d. #3 Gaston Etlis (ARG,142)      3-6, 6-0, 7-5
[F] #1 L. Paes (IND,108) d. M. Bhupathi (IND,318)  7-5, 6-4

* MB upset three seeds in a row to reach the final!

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Apr 20 - Apr 25   $2.4M  Monte Carlo Super 9 (clay)       (week's notes)

LP-MB got upset in R2 by Hrbaty-Kucera after a first round bye.

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Apr 26 - May  2   Off-week in India                       (week's notes)

Bhupathi reaches the #1 ranking in the world in doubles on Apr 26th!!

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May  3 - May  9   $2.4M Hamburg Super 9 (clay)            (week's notes)

LP falls sick during travel to Hamburg.  They give walkover in R2 after an R1 bye.

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May 10 - May 16   $2.4M Rome Super 9 (clay)               (week's notes)

LP still sick.  MB plays with Tim Henman (GBR)
[R1] #8 Adams/DeJager d. Bhupathi-Henman           6-3, 7-6(4)

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May 17 - Jun  6   $4.7M French Open (clay)                (week 1, week 2, , week 3)

** LP-MB with first grand slam title.  #1 ranking in team and indiv, next week.

[Mixed Doubles] MB and Ai Sugiyama (#11,JPN) are the #3 seeds, with an R1 bye
[QF] K.Srebotnik/ P.Norval d. MB-AS                6-2, 3-6, 5-7
[R3] MB-AS d. C.Morariu/ F.Montana                 7-6(4), 6-2
[R2] MB-AS d. A-G.Sidot/ A.Clement                 2-6, 6-2, 6-4

[Singles Qualifying rounds]:
[Q3] #6 Marcelo Filippini (URU,110) d. M.Bhupathi  6-3, 6-2
[Q2] M.Bhupathi d. Ivan Ljubicic (CRO,#137)        6-2, 3-6, 6-3
[Q1] M.Bhupathi d. Oren Motevassel (ISR,249)       6-2, 6-1

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Jun  7 - Jun 13   $725K Queens Stella Artois              (week's notes)

* LP-MB lose in QF of doubles.

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Jun 14 - Jul  4   $5.1M Wimbledon (grass)                 (week 1, week 2, , week 3)

* LP-MB win second consecutive grand slam title
[Singles Qualifying]  MB's 7 match qualie win streaks at Wimbledon ends.
[R2] J.Coetzee (RSA,240) d. M.Bhupathi             6-4, 6-4
[R1] M.Bhupathi d. Ivo Heuberger (SUI,192)         6-2, 6-2
* MB had to find a partner in the last minute.  Plays with Annabel Ellwood
  Withdrew after one round due to MB injury.
[R1] MB-AE d. B.Ellwood/ A.Carlsson                2-6, 6-4, 10-8

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Jul  5 - Aug  8   5 weeks off due to abdomen injury       (week 1, week 2, , week 3
                                                           week 4, week 5)

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Aug  9 - Aug 15   $2.3M Cincinnati Super 9  (Hard)        (week's notes)

MB could not play qualies due to injury.  PLays doubles with LP for
the first time in 6 weeks.  Loss in first round.

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Aug 16 - Aug 22   $745K Indianapolis ATP (Hard)           (week's notes)

[Q1] S.Prahlad (IND) d. M.Bhupathi                 6-7(4), 6-5  (retd. injury)

MB first decided not to play doubles and chose to play in the end,
by which time Leander had signed in with Delaitre.  MB plays with
Andrei Pavel (ROM)

[R2] #1 L.Paes/ O.Delaitre d. MB-AP                6-4, 2-6, 6-3
[R1] MB-AP d. O.Burrieza/ G.Canas                  6-3, 3-6, 6-3

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Aug 23 - Sep 12   $5.3M US Open (hard)                    (Notes: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3)

* Mahesh wins mixed doubles crown with Ai Sugiyama (JPN) !!
* LP-MB become first team in the open era to reach all four grand slam finals!
Mixed Doubles
[F]  #2 AS-MB d. K.Po/ D.Johnson                   6-4, 6-4
[SF] AS-MB    d. A.Stevenson/ B.MacPhie            6-4, 7-5
[QF] AS-MB    d. #8 M.Pierce/ A.DeJager            4-6, 6-4, 6-2
[R2] AS-MB    d. R.McQuillen/ A.Florent            4-1 (retd.)
[R1] AS-MB    d. A.Fusai/ M.Damm                   6-2, 7-5

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Sep 13 - Oct  3   Three weeks off in India                (3 weeks' notes)

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Oct  4 - Oct 10   $675K Shanghai Heineken ATP (Hard)      (week's notes)

[Q1] T.Woodbridge (AUS) d. M.Bhupathi              7-6(2), 2-6, 6-2

LP-MB win one round in doubles.  MB injured.  Gives walkover in QF.
MB pulls out of doubles next week at the Singapore Heineken ATP as well.

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Oct 11 - Oct 31   No action for three weeks (bad shoulder)(Notes: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3)

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Nov  1 - Nov  7   $2.3M Paris Indoor Super 9  (Carpet)    (week's notes)

* MB plays with Andrew Florent, as LP is taking time off in Orlando, trining.

[R2] J.Gimelstob/ D.Vacek d. MB-A.Florent          6-3, 6-1
[R1] Bye

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Nov  8 - Nov 14   $900K Swedish Open, Stockholm (I.carpet)(week's notes)

* MB playing to get ready for Hartford.  PLays with Peter Tramacchi

[R2] W.Black/ S.Stolle d. MB-P.Tramacchi           6-1, 6-3
[R1] MB-P.Tramacchi    d. D.Bowen/ M.Bertollini    6-0, 7-6(2)

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Nov 15 - Nov 21   $900K Hartford ATP World Champ (carpet) (week's notes)

LP-MB reach second final in three years at Hartford.  Loss to
Lareau-O'Brien.   See Leander results 99 for scores.

LP-MB end the year at #1 with 4019 pts, about 1000 point more than any
other team.  First team since 1952 to reach all four grand slam finals in
the same year.   Will be a long time before any other team reaches the
finals of all five big doubles events of a year!

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Nov 22 - ??????

MB undergoes shoulder surgery.  Expected to return in the first week of
May 2000 with doubles.  Singles will be a month or so later.

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2000 Results
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May  1 - May  7   $320K Orlando Disney US Claycourt Camp. (week's notes)

[QF]    B.Bryan/ M.Bryan          d.  3 M.Bhupathi/ W.Arthurs    75 76(4)
[R1]    M.Bhupathi/ W.Arthurs     d.    L.Bale/ M.Hill           64 61

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May  8 - May 14   $2.45M Rome Masters                     (week's notes)

[R1]    M.Damm/ D.Hrbaty          d.  8 M.Bhupathi/ M.Knowles    76(2) 75

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May 15 - May 21   $2.45M Hamburg German Open Masters:     (week's notes)

[R2] wc L.Hewitt/ P.Rafter        d.  8 M.Bhupathi/ M.Knowles    36 64 63
[R1]  8 M.Bhupathi/ M.Knowles     d.    K.Braasch/ D.Dier        64 75

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May 22 - May 29   $400K Raiffeisen Grand Prix, St.Poelten (week's notes)

Title #16 for Mahesh!

[F]   1 M.Bhupathi/ A.Kratzmann   d.    A.Gaudenzi/ D.Nargiso    76(10) 67(2) 64
[SF]  1 M.Bhupathi/ A.Kratzmann   d.  4 J-M.Gambill/ S.Humphries 76(5) 63
[QF]  1 M.Bhupathi/ A.Kratzmann   d.  Q D.Bowen/ J.Waite         64 62
[R1]  1 M.Bhupathi/ A.Kratzmann   d.    N.Kiefer/ J.Knippschild  67(7) 60 61

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Jun  4 - Jun 11   $5.1M French Open                       (week's notes)

[R2]    J-I.Carrasco/ J.Velasco   d.  9 M.Bhupathi/ D.Prinsosil  64 67(4) 61
[R1]  9 M.Bhupathi/ D.Pronosil    d.    W.Arthurs/ M.Tebbutt     64 75

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Jun 12 - Jun 18   $975K Gerry-Weber Open, Halle, Grass    (week's notes)

[R1]  2 M.Bhupathi/ D.Pronosil    d.    A.Bose/ T.Haas           75 64
[QF]  2 M.Bhupathi/ D.Pronosil    d.    A.Florent/ D.MacPherson  76 63
[SF]  2 M.Bhupathi/ D.Pronosil    d.  4 J.Bjorkman/ P.Rafter     36 76(5) 64
[F]   3 N.Kulti/ M.Tillstrom      d.  2 M.Bhupathi/ D.Pronosil   76(4) 76(4)

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Jun 26 - Jul  9   $5.1M Wimbledon Championships           (week's notes)

[R1]  Q Stephane Huet (FRA,107)   d. wc M.Bhupathi               67(5) 63 76(4) 61

[R3]    R.Federer/ A.Kratzmann    d. 10 M.Bhupathi/ D.Prinosil   76(2) 64 64
[R2] 10 M.Bhupathi/ D.Prinosil    d.    F.Bergh/ P.Nyborg        64 76(6) 46 76(11)
[R1] 10 M.Bhupathi/ D.Prinosil    d.    M.Hood/ S.Prieto         63 62 64

[R1]    J.Siemerink/ M.Oremans    d.    M.Bhupathi/M.Navratilova 64 67(5) 18-16

Mahesh plays with legend Martina but falls in a marathon mixed doubles match.

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Jul 10 - Jul 16    Off week, resting the shoulder         (week's notes)

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Jul 21 - Jul 23    DAVIS CUP: India-vs-Sweden, at Bastaad (week's notes)

India lost the tie 0-5

[S1] Harsh Mankad       l. Andreas Vinciguerr    36 16 16
[S2] Srinath Prahlad    l. Mikael Tilltrsom      26 06 16
[D]  M.Bhupathi/ F.Syed l. N.Kulti/ M.Tillstrom  36 63 64 36 36
[S3] Srinath Prahlad    l. Andreas Vinciguerra   26 16
[S4] Harsh Mankad       l. Mikael Tilltrsom      36 06

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Jul 24 - Jul 30    Off week, resting the shoulder         (week's notes)

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Jul 31 - Aug  6    $2.95 Toronto Masters, hard            (week's notes)

[QF]    J.Eagle/ A.Florent        d.    M.Bhupathi/ M.Knowles    76(2) 57 36
[R2]    M.Bhupathi/ M.Knowles     d. wc N.Kiefer/ J.Robichaud    76(3) 63
[R1]    M.Bhupathi/ M.Knowles     d.  4 J.Novak/ D.Rikl          62 63

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Aug  7 - Aug 14    $2.95 Cincinnati Masters, hard         (week's notes)

[R1] wc T.Johansson/ M.Norman     d.    M.Bhupathi/ M.Knowles    26 64 62

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Aug 14 - Aug 21    $800K Indianapolis ATP, hard           (week's notes)

[Q1]    J.Stark (USA,468)         d.    M.Bhupathi               61 76(5)
*  First singles match since Wimbledon first round - also only the second
   match since Indi 99 qualies.

[R1]    M.Barnard/ R.Koenig       d.  8 M.Bhupathi/ M.Knowles    26 76(5) 75

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Aug 21 - Aug 28    $390K Hamlet Cup ATP, LongIsland, Hard (week's notes)

MB back together with LP after eight months!.  Semifinalists.

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Aug 28 - Sep 10    $5.4M US Open, New York, Hard.         (week's notes)

R1 loss for LP-MB

[MxD R1]  K.Habsudova/ D.Rikl     d.  5 A.Sugiyama/ M.Bhupathi   63 61

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Sep 18 - Sep 25    Olympics 2000, Sydney, Hard.           (week's notes)

R2 loss for LP-MB against eventual silver medalists, The Woodies.

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Oct 02 - Oct 08    $350K Hong Kong ATP, Hard.             (week's notes)

[Q1]    Wayne Black (ZIM,113)     d.    M.Bhupathi               76(2) 64

Doubles - R1 loss for LP-MB

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Oct 09 - Oct 15    $800K Japan Open, Tokyo, Carpet        (week's notes)

[Q1]    K.Kapalic (USA,326)       d.    M.Bhupathi               75 62

Title #16 for LP-MB, first title in over a year!

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Oct 23 - Oct 29    $975K Basel Swiss Open ATP, Carpet     (week's notes)

R1 loss for LP-MB

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Oct 30 - Nov 05    $2.7M Stuttgart Masters ATP, Carpet    (week's notes)

LP at a challenger, so MB plays with Kevin Ullyett

[R2]  5 J.Novak/ D.Rikl           d.    M.Bhupathi/ K.Ullyett    64 63
[R1]    M.Bhupathi/ K.Ullyett     d. WC J.Knippschild/R.Schuttler 64 76(3)

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Nov 06 - Nov 12    $900K Lyon Grand Prix ATP, Carpet      (week's notes)

LP again injured.  Knee Tendinitis.  MB plays with Nenad Zimonjic

[SF]  Q I.Ljubicic/ J.Waite       d.    M.Bhupathi/ N.Zimonjic   76(4) 46 64
[QF]    M.Bhupathi/ N.Zimonjic    d. WC A.Clement/ S.Grosjean    walkover
[R1]    M.Bhupathi/ N.Zimonjic    d.    P.Tramacchi/ T.Vanhoudt  63 75

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Nov 13 - Nov 20    $2.5M Paris Masters ATP, Carpet        (week's notes)

[R1]    J.Bjorkman/ D.Prinosil    d.    M.Bhupathi/ S.Humphries  63 64

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Nov 20 - Nov 27    $975K Stockholm Swedish Open, Carpet   (week's notes)

[QF]    M.Knowles/ D.Nestor       d.    M.Bhupathi/ B.Black      63 64
[R1]    M.Bhupathi/ B.Black       d.    S.Aspelin/ J.Landsberg   63 46 61

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Nov 28 - Dec 10    Off weeks

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Dec 11 - Dec 17    $750K ATP World Doubles, Bangalore, H  (week's notes)

LP-MB reach the WDC finals for the 3rd time in 4 years, but once again
fall at the final hurdle.  Rumor says that Leander had a stomach muscle
sprain that hampered him, but LP never said that.

See Leander results '00 for scores.

LP-MB raise their world team ranking from #55 to #24 to end the year
on a promising note, after all the injury problems and time away from
each other during the year.

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Dec 20 - Dec 24     $84K ATF Asia Cup, New Delhi

-- Mahesh tried, but India couldn't do much there ..
   Results at ATF Cup 2000 page.

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2001 Results

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Jan 01 - Jan 07    $375K Chennai GoldFlake ATP, Hard                   (week's notes)

[R1]    A.Stoliarov (RUS,122)     d. WC M.Bhupathi               46 62 76(2)

LP-MB lose in SF .. First time in 4 trips to Numgambakkam that they lost one.

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Jan 08 - Jan 14    Off week                                            (week's notes)

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Jan 15 - Jan 28    Australian Open, Hard                               (week 1, week 2)

Not a good trip to Australia.

LP-MB lose in the first round

MB played Mized doubles with Ai Sugiyama (7th seeds)
[R1]  7 M.Bhupathi/ A.Sugiyama    d.    D.Rikl/ K.Habsudova          75 76(9)
[R2]    P.Tramacchi/ R.McQuillan  d.  7 M.Bhupathi/ A.Sugiyama       76(3) 76(6)

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Jan 29 - Feb 04    $400K Milan Indoors ATP, Indoor Carpet              (Week's Notes)

[R1]  1 M.Bhupathi/ D.Hrbaty      l. M-K.Goellner/ A.Olhovskiy       46 64 61

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Feb 05 - Feb 11    Davis Cup - India-China, Lang Fang, ind.hard        (Week's Notes)

[1]     L.Paes                     d.    Y.Wang                      46 60 60 64
[2]     F.Syed                     l.    Y.Zhang                     46 16 06
[3]     M.Bhupathi/ L.Paes         d.    J.Z.Yang/ R.Xu              62 64 64
[4]     L.Paes                     d.    Y.Zhang                     60 62 63
[5]     F.Syed                     l.    Y.Wang                      76(5) 36 46
India wins 3-2

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Feb 05 - Feb 11    $25K+H Challenger, Mumbai, Hardcourt                (Week's Notes)

[R1] WC M.Bhupathi                 l.  4 D.VanScheppingen (NED,204)  36 26

Doubles with Fazaluddin Syed, and they reached the final.

[R1]  2 M.Bhupathi/ F.Syed         d.    S.Cobolli/ D.September      61 57 61
[QF]  2 M.Bhupathi/ F.Syed         d.    V.Kutsenko/ B.Sekac         64 64
[SF]  2 M.Bhupathi/ F.Syed         d.  3 D.Petrovic/ A.Ram           62 36 76(3)
[F]   2 M.Bhupathi/ F.Syed         l.  1 F.Cermak/ O.Fukarek         67(4) 64 57

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Feb 05 - Feb 11    Off Week                                            (Week's Notes)

Mahesh takes the week off as precaution to avoid shoulder soreness.

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Last Update: Feb 27, 2001. R. Jayakrishnan