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Paes-Dlouhy off to a poor start

November 22, 2010 11:56 IST

The winner of 11 ATP World Tour doubles titles, Poles Marcin Matkowski and Mariusz Fyrstenberg were off to a great start with a 6-3, 7-6 (3) victory over Indo-Czech duo of Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy at the opening day Round Robin match at the 2010 World Tour Finals in London on Sunday.

The Polish duo started the match well and kept pressure on Paes and Dlouhy with good net play and interceptive vollies. As the match progressed, the Poles grabbed two breaks of serve in the sixth and ninth game to wrap up the first set 6-3.

The second set opened on a much more competitive note as Paes and Dlouhy made full efforts to shift the momentum and somehow managed to push the set into a tie-break.

As the match went into the tie-break, the Polish duo regained composure and completed a convincing win.