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Leander Paes-Joe Salisbury in semis of Dallas Challenger

The top-seeded Indo-American team overcame a spirited challenge from Ruben Gonzales and Hunter Reese 6-3 2-6 17-15 in the quarter-finals.

Reported by: PTI, New Delhi [ Published on: February 02, 2018 18:30 IST ]
Image Source : PTI Leander Paes in action during a tennis match

Leander Paes and Joe Salisbury yet again emerged triumphant in a tense Super Tie breaker to progress to the semfinals of the USD 125,000 RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas.

The top-seeded Indo-American team overcame a spirited challenge from Ruben Gonzales and Hunter Reese 6-3 2-6 17-15 in the quarter-finals of the ATP Challenger event.

In the last match also, Paes and Salisbury had won a long Super tiebreak with an 18-16 scoreline.

In the one-hour 31 minutes match, Paes and Salisbury won 67 points to 60 of their rivals.

They next face third seed Americans Austin Krajicek and Jackson Withrow.

Last week, 44-year-old Paes had won his 25th ATP doubles Challenger titles at Newport Beach event with James Cerretani.

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