Paes-Dlouhy in French Open semis

June 1st, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Paris, June 1 (IANS) India’s Leander Paes and Czech Lukas Dlouhy entered the French Open tennis doubles semi-final with a 6-2, 7-6(5) win over Bruno Soares of Brazil and Zimbabwean Kevin Ullyett here Monday.
The third-seeded Indo-Czech pair broke the fifth-seeded pair of Soares and Ullyett thrice to close the match in 88 minutes.

Paes and Dlouhy have lost just a set on their way to the semi-finals and will face either the top seeds and 2008 finalists Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic or Russians Igor Kunitsyn and Dmitry Tursunov.

The fourth seeded pair of India’s Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles had bowed out Sunday with a 5-7, 6-4, 4-6 loss to Argentina’s Jose Acasuso and Chilean Fernando Gonzalez.

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