Paes-Stepanek advance to US Open men's doubles final

Last Updated: Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 23:59

Zeenews Sports Bureau

New York: Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek moved into the final of the US Open men`s doubles event after sixth seeded Spanish combo of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez retired with the score at 6-6 in the first set.

In their semi-final match, the fifth-seeded Indo-Czech combo took just 74 minutes to outplay Julian Knowle of Austria and Slovakia`s Filip Polasek in straight sets 6-2, 6-4.

Notably Paes and Stepanek won the Australian Open earlier this year where they denied the Bryan brothers a record 12th men's Grand Slam doubles title as they beat the American top seeds in straight sets 7-6 (7/1), 6-2.

In the final, Paes and Stepanek will lock horns with the winner of the next semifinals between Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer and the Bryan brothers of USA.



First Published: Friday, September 7, 2012 - 00:32

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