Leander Paes-Andre Begemann Enter St. Petersburg Open Final

Updated: 24 September 2016 20:38 IST

Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann defeated Russian pairing of Mikhail Elgin and Alexander Kudryavtsev to enter the men's doubles final of St Petersburg Open.

Leander Paes-Andre Begemann Enter St. Petersburg Open Final
India's Leander Paes has entered the St. Petersburg final with Andre Begemann © AP

St. Petersburg:

India's Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann made it to the finals of the St Petersburg Open by recording a straight-set victory over the Russian pair of Mikhail Elgin and Alexander Kudryavtsev in the men's doubles event.

The Indo-German duo defeated the Russian pair 6-3 7-6 in a match that lasted around one and half hours.

Paes and Begemann won the first set in a canter in just 35 minutes. However, the Russian pair came from a break back 0-2 down in the second set as they raced to a 5-2 lead.

However the veteran Indian and his German partner then won five consecutive games to wrap up the set 7-5.

Paes had last won an ATP men's doubles title, along with South Africa's Raven Klaasen, in the 2015 New Zealand Open.



Topics : Leander Paes Andre Begemann Tennis
Highlights
  • Leander Paes has reached the men's doubles final of St. Petersburg Open
  • He is playing with Germany's Angre Begemann
  • The pair defeated Mikhail Elgin and Alexander Kudryavtsev in the semis
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