French Open: Paes-Nestor enter men's doubles' 3rd round

May 29, 2015, 19:59 IST | PTI

Paris: Leander Paes and his Canadian partner Daniel Nestor breezed into the third round in the men's doubles event at the French Open, here today with a straight-set victory over the German-Austrian pair of Andre Begemann and Julian Knowle.

The 10th seeded Indo-Canadian pair made short work of Begemann-Knowle winning in straight sets 7-6 (7-3) 6-2.

While the first set saw both pairs trade a break each, it went to the tie-breaker where the fancied pair of Paes-Nestor brought on all their experience into play winning it at 3. 

The second set was a virtual cakewalk as the winners got a double break straightaway in the second and fourth games to lead 4-0 as the German-Austrian pair couldn't comeback despite winning a couple of service. The highlight of Paes-Nestor pair's performance was the successsful conversion of 82 per cent of their first serve.

They finally won the match on the eighth game to progress to the next round along with Bryan brothers.

Go to top