Australia Open: Paes enters second round in men’s doubles

Chennai: Defending tennis champion and World No 4 Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland with Indian’s Leander Paes during a practice session ahead of ATP Chennai Open 2015 in Chennai on Jan 5, 2015. (Photo: IANS)

India’s Leander Paes and South Africa’s Raven Klaasen entered the second round of the Australian Open doubles tennis tournament beating American pair of Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram 6-4, 7-6 (6) in Melbourne on Wednesday.

The Indo-South African duo, seeded 10th, took 91 minutes to win the match, breaking the opponents serve once in the first set. They hit 35 winners on their way to victory.

They will now face the winners of the match between Americans Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey and the Italian duo of Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini.

Where to Watch Live?

Catch the action as Rafael Nadal takes on Tim Smyczek at the Rod Laver Arena (Men’s Singles – Round 2) and Jarmila Gajdosova pitted against Simona Halep (Women’s Singles Round 2) only on LIV Sports Web and Mobile App Video-on-demand.  Click here: Live match

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(With inputs from IANS)



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