New York: India’s Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek yesterday entered the men’s doubles final of the US Open.
Paes and Stepanek will open proceedings on Centre Court today. Getty Images
The fifth-seeded duo prevailed upon sixth-seeded Spaniards Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez when the latter retired with the scoreline reading 6-6.
In today’s final, Paes-Stepanek will face second-seeded Americans Bob and Mike Bryan who got past the Pakistani-Dutch pairing of Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer 6-3, 6-4.
“I feel sorry for Marc. We all come here to entertain you and they are great guys,” Paes said after the match. “I have a great partner. He really pushed me today and pulled the whip out, which is probably what I needed. We are looking forward to the final.”
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