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Paes enters Chennai Open 2nd round with straight sets win

Chennai: Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes, teaming up with South African Raven Klaasen, Tuesday made a winning start to his Chennai Open doubles campaign, notching up a comfortable straight sets victory in the first round. 

PTI [ Updated: January 07, 2015 5:47 IST ]
paes enters chennai open 2nd round with straight sets win
paes enters chennai open 2nd round with straight sets win

Chennai: Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes, teaming up with South African Raven Klaasen, Tuesday made a winning start to his Chennai Open doubles campaign, notching up a comfortable straight sets victory in the first round.  Top seeded Paes and Klaasen won their first round match against Andrea haider Maurer of Austria and L Lacko of Slavokia, beating them 6-4, 6-4.

The win kept alive Paes' hopes of winning his seventh doubles title in this ATP series tournament, which is in its 20th year.

The win also raised prospects of a quarterfinal clash between Paes and former partner Mahesh Bhupathi if they proceed to that round.

In another doubles match, the second seeded pair of A Begemann of Germany and Robin Haase of the Netherlands beat Jiri Vesely and F Cermak of Czech republic 7-6, 6-4.

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