Wimbledon: Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek Upset in Doubles Semis

Updated: 04 July 2014 20:31 IST

The fifth-seeded team of Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek lost to unseeded Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock.

Wimbledon: Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek Upset in Doubles Semis
Paes and Stepanek failed to convert their break points as much as their opponents did. © AFP

Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek suffered a straight sets defeat to unseeded pair of Vasek Pospisil-Jack Sock in the semi-finals of Wimbledon in London on Friday.

The fifth seeds Indo-Czech team lost to the Canadian-American duo 6-7, 3-6, 4-6. Pospisil and Sock will take on the Bryan brothers Mike and Bob, who beat Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut 7-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the other semi-final clash. With this win, Bob and Mike moved one step closer to their 99th team title.

The experienced Paes and Stepanek failed to convert their break points as much as their opponents did. Plus, Pospisil and Sock served big and banged in seven aces to just one served by Paes and Stepanek. It was a close battle than the scoreline would suggest but then luck did not side with Paes' team.

Topics : Leander Paes Radek Stepanek Wimbledon 2014 Tennis
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