A noisy crowd, big stage and Roland Garros atmosphere could play an important part in France`s Davis Cup semi-final against record-chasing champions Czech Republic, according to old hands Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Radek Stepanek.
Two unseeded Italian teams will be the first round opponents of Indo-Czech pair Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek and Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistan partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi in the men`s doubles at the US Open here.
The Indian challenge at the Wimbledon ended today with veteran Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek losing their men`s doubles semi-final against Canadian Vasek Pospisil and American Jack Sock in straight sets here on Friday.
India`s Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek moved into the semi-final of the men`s doubles while Sania Mirza and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau were knocked out of mixed doubles of the Wimbledon at the All England Club here Thursday.
Veteran Leander Paes advanced to the men`s doubles quarterfinals of Wimbledon Championships after the Indian ace and his Czech Republic partner Radek Stepanek pulled off a hard-fought win here on Wednesday.
India`s Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek Friday were seeded fifth in the men`s double while Saina Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black are fourth in the women`s doubles for the Wimbledon starting Monday.
Czech veteran Radek Stepanek claimed another impressive scalp at Queen`s Club as he followed his shock win over Andy Murray by defeating South Africa`s Kevin Anderson 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the quarter-finals on Friday.