Australian Open: Lee-Hesh eye career slam

Last Updated: Jan 29, 2011, 15:39 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Melbourne: The ‘Indian Express’- Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi will take on top seed American twins and double defending champions Mike and Bob Bryan in the men`s doubles final on Saturday.

The title clash will be played at the Rod Laver Arena. It is the fourth match on court after the 7.30 am IST start.

Paes and Bhupathi decided to rejoin the forces after nine years to win that elusive Australian Open trophy, at the start of the season.

Lee-Hesh advanced to the final of the grand slam tournament with a comprehensive 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 win over the second seeded combine of Max Mirnyi (Belarus) and Daniel Nestor (Canada) on Thursday.

Paes has won 12 Grand Slam titles and Bhupathi 11 in their respective careers but they have never won Australian Open men`s doubles trophy.

Interestingly, Bhupathi has not won a men`s doubles Grand Slam title since 2002 US Open with Max Mirnyi.

Paes and Bhupathi last played together at a Grand Slam at Australian Open in 2002 when they reached the second round. Paes and Bhupathi had to sweat a lot against Mirnyi and Nestor as both the pairs fought tooth and nail before the Indians prevailed.