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Wimbledon 2016: Paes, Bopanna ease into second round

July 02, 2016 14:06 IST

Leander Paes

IMAGE: India's tennis legend Leander Paes. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Indian tennis star Leander Paes and his Polish partner Marcin Matkowski cruised into the second round of the men's doubles event at Wimbledon.

The Indo-Polish pair recorded a comfortable 6-1, 6-3 win over Taiwan’s Lu Yen-hsun and Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic in a rain-hit opening round contest that lasted 42 minutes at the All-England Club.

Paes and Matkowski will next face either Henri Kontinen-John Peers or Nicholas Monroe-Donald Young for a spot in the third round.

Earlier, India's Rohan Bopanna and his partner Romanian Florin Mergea also progressed through to the second round in the men’s doubles with a hard-fought 7-5, 7-6 (6) win over Croatian pair of Marin Draganja and Nikola Mektic in the opening round.

Source: ANI