Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Rohan Bopanna faced a tough resistance from the Russian top star Mikhail Youzhny (currently world no. 9) and Sergiy Stakhovsky, the no. 1 player of Ukraine (currently world no. 37) in the opening round of St. Petersburg ATP World Rating Tennis Championship being played in the indoor courts of Petersburgsky, Russia.
Due to an increase in the top singles players participating in doubles events, the technicalities of the game are changing