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Paes-Wawrinka in Cincinnati Open quarter-finals

Last updated on: August 19, 2015 17:48 IST

Leander Paes and Stanislas WawrinkaLeander Paes and Stanislas Wawrinka shocked 2014 Wimbledon champions Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock to make it to the doubles quarter-finals at the ATP Masters Western and Southern Open, in Cincinnati, on Tuesday.

The unseeded Indo-Swiss pair scored a hard-fought 7-6(4), 3-6, 10-3 victory over the Canadian-American team in the second round of the US $4,457,065 hard-court tournament.

They saved eight of nine break-points they faced to topple the eighth seeds in 77 minutes.

It was Paes-Wawrinka's second straight victory over Pospisil-Sock. They defeated the pair in the Paris Masters last October.

Paes had teamed with Andy Murray, another top-5 player, in Montreal last week. They lost to Andy’s brother, Jamie Murray and John Peers in the second round.

Image: Leander Paes (left) and Stanislas Wawrinka at the ATP Masters Western and Southern Open, in Cincinnati.

Photograph: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images