Australian Open 2019: Leander Paes-M Reyes-Varela Crash Out After 1st Round Loss In Men's Doubles Category

Updated: 16 January 2019 11:41 IST

The Indo-Mexican pair lost 5-7, 6-7(4/7) to the pair of Austin Krajicek and Artem Sitak.

Australian Open 2019: Leander Paes-M Reyes-Varela Crash Out After 1st Round Loss In Mens Doubles Category
Leander Paes and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela lost in straight sets. © Twitter/India_AllSports

India's Australian Open 2019 campaign started on a horror note as legendary Indian tennis player Leander Paes and his men's doubles partner Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela have been knocked out after a first-round loss in straight sets. The Indo-Mexican pair lost 5-7, 6-7(4/7) to the pair of Austin Krajicek and Artem Sitak.

Another pair featuring Indians - Rohan Bopann and Divij Sharan - has also been knocked out of the Grand Slam tournament after they suffered defeat at the hands of the Pablo Carreno Busta-Guillermo Garcia Lopez. The three-set encounter ended in Busta-Lopez's favour 6-1, 4-6 and 7-5.

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan-N Monroe also lost in the Round of 64 to Kevin Krawietz-Nikola Mektic 6-4, 6-7(8/10) and 5-7.

Among other stalwarts of tennis, Andy Murray also crashed out of the Australian Open 2019, after going down fighting to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut. Murray suffered a 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/4), 2-6 defeat. He had last week announced his retirement plans due to a chronic hip injury.

Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki's started her campaign with a convincing 6-3, 6-4 win over Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium.

And Swiss tennis star Roger Federer registered a straight-set victory against Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in the opening round.

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Highlights
  • Paes-Varela lost the first round in straight sets
  • The duo lost to Austin Krajicek and Artem Sitak
  • Another Indian pair of Rohan Bopann and Divij Sharan also crashed out
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