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Mahesh Bhupathi of India and Sugiyama win US Mixed Doubles

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    Mahesh Bhupathi of India and Sugiyama win US Mixed Doubles

    This is a proud moment for India. After winning the French open Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes are making India and Indians proud.

    Bhupathi And Sugiyama Win U.S. Open Mixed Doubles

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ai Sugiyama of Japan and Mahesh Bhupathi of India captured the first title at the U.S. Open tennis championships by beating Americans Kimberly Po and Donald Johnson 6-4, 6-4 Thursday in the mixed doubles final.

    The second-seeded team of Sugiyama and Bhupathi shared the winners' prize of $124,000. The unseeded Po and Johnson, who eliminated top seeds Lisa Raymond of the United States and Leander Paes of India in the second round, will split $62,000.

    Bhupathi will get the chance to double up on his Open triumph when he teams up with Paes to play for the men's doubles crown Friday.

    The top-seeded Bhupathi and Paes, the French Open and Wimbledon champions, will go up against American Alex O'Brien and Sebastien Lareau of Canada for the $330,000 top prize.

    Bhupati and paes are the best doubles pair out there - probably the best after the Aussie Woods...Bhupati has a very good serve against female retuners cuz he kicks it too high up and sugiyama gives him good support at the net.