New York: Defending champions Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy have been seeded third at the men`s doubles
event of the US Open and the Indo-Czech pair will open its
campaign against Czech-Slovakia combo of Martin Damm and Filip
Mahesh Bhupathi and his Belarusian partner Max Mirnyi are
seeded fourth and will take on French pair of Arnaud Clement
and Nicolas Mahut in their first match.
In-form Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi are seeded
16th and have Americans Brian Battistone and Ryler De Heart as
their opening round opponents.
India`s ace women`s player Sania Mirza, who entered the
singles event as a qualifier, has paired up with Russian Vera
The duo has been drawn against 11th seeded Alisa
Kleybanova and Ekaterina Makarova of Russia.