US Open 2013: Leander Paes and Stepanek win men’s doubles

Zee Media Bureau/ Chaitan Papnai

New York: India`s Leander Paes and Czech Radek Stepanek won the US Open men’s doubles title by defeating second seeds Austria-Brazil pairing of Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares on Sunday.

Pair of Leander and Stepanek beat their opponent in straight sets 6-1, 6-3 at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Paes, 40, finally won his third US Open doubles title and the eighth major of his career. Whereas Stepanek won his second major doubles title after winning the 2012 Australian Open with Paes.

After the match Paes gave all the credit to his partner Stepanek.

In the semis this Indo-Czech pair had defeated top seeded and hot favourite pair of Mike and Bob Bryan 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. And ended Bob and Mike Bryan`s chances of winning the calendar-year grand slam with their three-set win in the semi-finals.

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