Paes-Dlohuy in group A, Bhupathi-Mirnyi in B for London Finals

London : Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy have been drawn in group A while Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi are in group B for the season-ending World Tour Finals.

The third seed Paes-Dlouhy pair will open its campaign against sixth seed Pole pair of Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski on Sunday.

American twins Mike and Bob Bryan are the top seeded pair and figure in group A along with Jurgen Melzer and Philip Petzscner.

Bhupathi and his Belarusian partner Mirnyi are seeded third and face fifth seeds Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Austrian Oliver Marach in their opener on Monday.

Canada`s Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia are the second seeded pair while Wesley Moodie of South Africa and Belgium`s Dick Norman are seeded seventh.

Each team play thrice in the preliminary stage and the two top teams in both the groups will advance to the semifinals.

Both Paes and Bhupathi had decided to miss Asian Games to compete in the prestigious tennis event, where only top eight teams and singles players play.


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