Paes-Bhupathi in the final of Ordina Open

Updated: 22 June 2008 06:42 IST

Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi teamed up to beat Guillermo Canas and Juan-Martin Del Porto in the semifinal of the Ordina Open in the Netherlands.

Paes-Bhupathi in the final of Ordina Open

s'Hertogenbosch (Netherlands):

Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi continued their dream run in Ordina Open when they beat Argentinnians Guillermo Canas and Juan-Martin Del Porto after a hard fought match to enter the final at s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, Friday.

The Indian duo, playing together on the ATP circuit after four years, rallied from behind to score a 6-7(6), 6-3, (10-7) victory over Canas-Del Porto in a super-tie break.

Paes-Bhupathi, winners of three Grand Slam titles, missed the first set narrowly losing to the Argentinian duo 6-8 in the tie-breaker after squandering two set points, one of which came in the tie-break.

But the second-seeded Indian pair upped their game in the second set and broke the Argentinians in the first, seventh and the ninth game to take the match to super-tie breaker.

Paes-Bhupathi then went on to win the super-tie breaker to meet Croat Mario Ancic and Australian Jurgen Melze Saturday who beat Steve Darcis of Belgium and Frenchman Marc Gicquel 7-6 (6), 7-6(2) in their semi-final encounter.



Topics : Tennis Leander Paes
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