Chennai Open: Leander Paes Reaches Doubles 2nd Round

Updated: 07 January 2015 08:00 IST

Leander Paes and South African partner Ravfen Klaasen, the top seeds, beat Andrea haider Maurer of Austria and L Lacko of Slavokia in straight sets.

Chennai Open: Leander Paes Reaches Doubles 2nd Round
File photo: Leander Paes © AFP

Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes, teaming up with South African Ravfen Klaasen, today made a winning start to his Chennai Open doubles campaign, notching up a comfortable straight sets victory in the first round.

Top seeded Paes and Klaasen won their first round match against Andrea haider Maurer of Austria and L Lacko of Slavokia, beating them 6-4, 6-4.

The win kept alive Paes' hopes of winning his seventh doubles title in this ATP series tournament, which is in its 20th year.

The win also raised prospects of a quarterfinal clash between Paes and former partner Mahesh Bhupathi if they proceed to that round.

In another doubles match, the second seeded pair of  A Begemann of Germany and Robin Haase of the Netherlands beat Jiri Vesely and F Cermak of Czech republic 7-6, 6-4.

Topics : Leander Paes Tennis
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