Paris: Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna scored contrasting wins with their respective partners but Mahesh Bhupathi made a shock exit along with Max Mirnyi from the men's doubles event of the French Open on Saturday.
Defending champions and third seeds Paes and Lukas Dlouhy of Czech Republic booked a pre-quarterfinal berth with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win over unseeded pair of Swiss Yves Allegro and Andreas Beck of Germany.
Paes and Dlouhy were trailing the deciding set 1-3 but turned around the second round match by winning five games on the trot.
However, Bhupathi and Mirnyi had disappointment in store as they lost 4-6, 6-7 (4) to Spanish pair of Marc Lopez and Pere Riba in the second round.
French Open 2010
It's now eight years since Bhupathi won a men's doubles Grand Slam title. He last held a winner's trophy in his hands in 2002 when he triumphed at US Open along with Mirnyi.