Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek made a stupendous start to their campaign at the year-end ATP World Tour finals as they shocked second seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares in a closely-fought Group B match, here on Tuesday.
The seventh seeded Paes and Stepanek pair beat the Austria-Brazilain combination 6-3 5-7 10-8 in one hour and 42 minutes.
Before prevailing in the super tie breaker, Paes and Stepanek overcame some anxious moments towards the end as their rivals fought hard.
Despite having four chances to break, Peya and Soares managed to take the match to the tie breaker. Paes and Stepanek had four match points but Peya and Soares saved three of the them.
The Indo-Czech pair is now second in the four-team Group B, behind the Spanish combo of David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco.