Paes-Rikl cruise into finals

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:09 IST

Leander Paes and his Czech partner David Rikl have advanced to the doubles final in the US Open Grand Slam tennis championship in NY.

New Delhi:

Leander Paes and his Czech partner David Rikl have advanced to the US Open Grand Slam men's doubles final at New York. The 13th seeded duo beat Spain's Rafael Nadal and Tommy Robredo 6-3 6-3 last night. In today's final, Paes-Rikl will take on third seeds Mark Knowles of Bahamas and Daniel Nestor of Canada. They beat the French pair of Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut 7-6 (7/5) 7-6 (7/5) to reach the final round. Dream ends But the Indian Davis Cup star, pairing with Martina Navratilova in mixed doubles, lost in the semis. In a thrilling three-set match, they lost to Australians Todd Woodbridge and Alicia Molik, by 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (3/10). The Aussies will now take on fourth seeds Bob Bryan of USA and Russian Vera Zvonareva who ousted top seeds Nestor and Rennae Stubbs of Australia 7-5 6-3.

Topics : Tennis
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