St. Petersburg (Russia): Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann were beaten 6-4, 3-6, 10-12 in the St. Petersburg Open tennis tournament final against top seeds Henri Kontinen and Dominic Inglot on Sunday.
The match was keenly fought, with fortunes oscillating to and fro. The Indo-German pair lost the match to Finnish-British opponents in one hour and 19 minutes at the indoor hard courts.
It was Paes's second loss in a final of a tournament this year, after the loss in the Winston-Salem Open last month.
Paes is yet to win a men's doubles title this year, with his last tour title being the Heineken Open in January, 2015.
They beat the Russian pair of Mikhail Elgin and Alexander Kudryavtsev 6-3, 7-6 in the semi-finals here.
Paes and Begemann will next take part in the Chengdu Open in China which begins on Tuesday.