French Open: Paes-Dlouhy advance to Rd 2

Paris: India`s Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy of the Czech Republic advanced to the doubles second round with a hard fought victory over Sweden`s Johan Brunstrom and Jean-Julien Rojer of Netherland Antilles in the French Open.

Defending champions Paes and Dlouhy, seeded third, battled past Brunstrom and Rojer 6-3, 6-7 (6), 7-5 in a rain-affected contest that lasted over two hours Thursday.

The Indo-Czech pair will next meet the winner of the match between German Philipp Marx/Slovak Igor Zelenay and Swiss Yves Allegro/German Andreas Beck.

Bureau Report

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