Paes-Stepanek face Dlouhy-Rosol in OZ Open 1st round

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 12, 2014, 19:28 PM IST

Melbourne: Gunning for yet another Grand Slam title, India`s old war horse Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek have been seeded fifth at the Australian Open and they will open their campaign against Czech pair of Lukas Dlouhy and Lukas Rosol.

Another big Indian hope, Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi find Australia`s Rameez Junaid and Adrian Mannarino from France as their first round opponents.

Yuki Bhambri, who is set to make his Grand Slam debut, and his New Zealand partner Michael Venus have been drawn against Spaniards Roberto Bautista Agut and Daniel Gimeno-Traver.
Left-handed Divij Sharan, who has partnered with Taipei`s Yen-Hsun Lu, will face Sweden`s Johan Brunstrom and Denmark`s Frederik Nielsen in their first round.

Veteran Mahesh Bhupathi and his American partner Rajeev Ram are pitted against Columbia`s Santiago Giraldo and Potugal`s Joao Sousa.