Paes-Dlouhy in Rotterdam final

February 15th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Rotterdam, Feb 15 (IANS) India’s Leander Paes and Czech Lukas Dlouhy knocked out fourth seeds Julian Knowle of Austria and Andy Ram of Israel 6-2, 7-6(4) to enter the final of the World Tennis Tournament.

The second-seeded Indo-Czech pair saved three of the four break points and broke serve three times in the 73-minute match.

It is Paes and Dlouhy’s first ATP tour final of the season. The duo made a first round exit in Chennai Open before reaching to the semi-final of the Australian Open.

In the final, they will play top seed Canadian Daniel Nestor and Serb Nenad Zimonjic who beat defending champion Tomas Berdych and Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-2 .

–Indo-Asian New s Service


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