Paes's defeat at US Open disappoints fans

Posted By: Pti
New York, Sept 7: Tennis fans across India felt disappointed as their lone hope Leander Paes lost his men's doubles final match at US Open Grand Slam on Friday, Sept 7. Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek lost to Bob and Mike Bryan 6-3, 6-4 at the Flushing Meadows.

Bryan brothers collected a record, equalling 12th Grand Slam men's doubles title when they defeated Indo-Czech pair.

The second-seeded American brothers went level with Australia's John Newcombe and Tony Roche as the most successful partnership of all time. Friday's win was their fourth at the US Open, following triumphs in 2005, 2008 and 2010. They also won the 2003 French Open, the 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Australian Open titles as well as Wimbledon in 2006 and 2011, a record that also means they are the most successful in the Open era.

India's Paes and Czech partner Stepanek had defeated the American duo in the Australian Open final earlier this year.


Story first published: Saturday, September 8, 2012, 1:30 [IST]
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