Paes-Damm bow out of Masters Cup

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:39 IST

Leander Paes and Martin Damm have lost to Jonas Bjorkman and Max Mirnyi in the semifinals of the ATP Masters Cup tennis tournament in Shanghai.

New Delhi:

Leander Paes and Martin Damm went down fighting to second-seeded Jonas Bjorkman and Max Mirnyi in the semifinals of the ATP Masters Cup tennis tournament in Shanghai. The sixth-seeded Indo-Czech pair had a nerve-wracking battle in which they gave their best shot before bowing out 7-6 (4) 6-7 (4) 7-6 (5) in three-hour 17 minutes. After winning the first set through tie-breaker, Paes and Damm lost the second one in an identical fashion. In the third set, they did their best to make a comeback, but the decider also went into tie-breaker where the Swedish-Belarussian duo edged past their rivals. In the final, Bjorkman and Mirnyi will meet third seeds Mark Knowles of Bahamas and Daniel Nestor of Canada, who beat Australian Paul Hanley and Kevin Ullyett of Zimbabwe 4-6 6-1 6-3. (PTI)

Topics : Tennis Leander Paes
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