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Leander Paes, Purav Raja reach semi-finals of St. Petersburg Open

The Indian duo will now clash with Chilean J. Peralta and Argentinian H. Zeballos in the semi-finals of the tournament.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: September 22, 2017 19:42 IST ]
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India's Leander Paes and Purav Raja have progressed to the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour of the St. Petersburg Open with a straight-set win over Marcus Daniell and Marcelo Demoliner.

The Indians defeated the pair from New Zealand and Brazil pair 6-4 6-2.

The Indian duo will now clash with Chilean J. Peralta and Argentinian H. Zeballos in the semi-finals of the tournament.

Earlier in the quarterfinals of the St Petersburg Open - the Indian duo of Leander Paes and Purav Raja registered a straight-set win over Fabio Fognini and James Cerretani. 

The Indians brushed aside the challenge of the Italian- American 6-3 6-4 in one hour and seven minutes. 

Paes and Raja converted four of the 10 break points they earned and saved three of the five break points they faced on their serves. 

In the last-eight stage, Paes and Raja are up against fourth seeds Marcus Daniell and Marcelo Demoliner, who rallied to beat Austrians Julian Knowle and Alexander Peya 3-6 6-4 10 -6 in their first-round match.

(With Agency Inputs)

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