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Home > Sports > Tennis > PTI > Report

Paes-Dlouhy advance at Halle

June 09, 2008 18:29 IST

Leander Paes [Images] and Lukas Dlouhy overcame Marcos Baghdatis and Olivier Rochus in straight sets to advance to the pre-quarterfinals of men's doubles event at Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany [Images] on Monday.

The fourth seeded Indo-Czech combine defeated unseeded Baghdatis-Rochus 6-2, 7-6 (6) in an hour and nine minutes in the first round of the grass court competition, which is a warm up event for the Wimbledon Championships.

They next face winners of Julien Bennetean-Michael Llodra and Michael Berrer-Tommy Hass match.

In another ATP event in London [Images], the Artois Championships, Mahesh Bhupathi [Images] and Rohan Bopanna received a bye in the first round. The Indian Davis Cuppers are seeded eighth.

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