Leander Paes Enters Doubles Final, Eyes Seventh Chennai Open Title

Updated: 09 January 2015 22:36 IST

Top seeds Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen defeated Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 6-3.

Leander Paes Enters Doubles Final, Eyes Seventh Chennai Open Title
Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen celebrate. © PTI

Chennai:

Top seeds Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen eased into the men's doubles final with a clinical win over Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez at the Chennai Open tennis tournament here on Friday.

Then Indo-South African had little difficulty in beating the Spaniards 6-3, 6-3 on the main court of the SDAT Tennis Stadium.

Paes has already won the Chennai Open six times with Janko Tipsarevic (2012) and Mahesh Bhupathi (2011, 2002, 1999, 1998, 1997)

Paes-Klaasen await the winner of the second semifinal between Purav Raja-Adil Shamasdin and Yen Hsun Lu-Jonathan Marray to be played tomorrow.

At the post-match on court interview, Paes was expectedly asked about his seventh title here.

"I don't really worry about the numbers. For me it is another week in Chennai. It is great to be here and another win will be awesome."

Talking about his partnership with Klaasen, Paes said: "Today was just a little taste of what we can do. Yesterday was a tough match. Really happy to be in the final".

On Thursday, Paes ended up on the winning side against estranged partner Mahesh Bhupathi, who was playing his first tournament since March 2013.

Topics : Leander Paes Raven Klaasen Tennis
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