Paes-Dlouhy move to Wimbledon semi-finalsJuly 4th, 2008 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) India’s Leander Paes and his Czech partner Lukas Dlouhy moved to the semi-finals of the Wimbledon men’s double event here Thursday. The ninth seeded Indo-Czech pair defeated the third seeded Israeli pair of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in the match which lasted 106 minutes.
In the semi-finals, Paes and Dlouhy will face the second seeded pair of Canadian Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia.
Nestor and Zimonjic had to overcome tough competition and were stretched to a four setter by South African Kevin Anderson and Swedish Robert Lindstedt. Nestor and Zimonjic won 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3 in the epic encounter that lasted 157 minutes.