Third seeds Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy moved to the quarterfinals of the ATP Rome Masters 1000 after getting a walk-over from Croat Ivan Ljubicic and Michael Llodra of France in the second round.
Llodra and Ljubicic opted out of the contest after the Croat suffered a side strain.
Paes and Dlouhy, the winners of the Miami Masters, have not yet played a single ball in the tournament as they got a bye in the first round.
They will fight it out with the seventh seeded pair of Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Oliver Marach of Austria for a place in the semifinals.
On Thursday, Mahesh Bhupathi and his partner Max Mirnyi lost the fiercely fought second round match to the American combo of Sam Querry and John Isner to bow out of the prestigious clay court tournament.
Keywords: Rome Masters