Rome: Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy crashed
out of the ATP Rome Masters 1000 after being handed a
straight-set defeat by the seventh seeded Polish-Austrian pair
of Lukasz Kubot and Oliver Marach in the quarterfinals here.
The Indo-Czech combination went down 3-6, 4-6 in 76
The Polish-Austrian duo converted four of the seven break
point chances they created to prevail in the contest.
Paes and Dlouhy, winners of the Miami Masters, had not
played a single ball in the tournament before yesterday`s
match as they got a bye in the first round and were given a
walkover in the pre-quarters.