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Paes-Stepanek cruise into last 4

India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek are through to the semi-finals of the men's doubles. The Indo-Czech team thrashed the fancied  American-Brazilian pair of Eric Butorac and Bruno Soares 6-4, 7-6(7-4) in a gruelling battle that lasted an hour and 39 minutes.


Leander Paes

Paes and Stepanek will play second seeds Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Canadian Daniel Nestor in the
semi-finals.

India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna crashed out in the pre-quarter-finals on Sunday.

Paes, then, along with Russian Elena Vesnina downed unseeded Su-Wei Hsieh of Chinese Taipei and Marcin Matkowski of Poland in straight sets 6-3, 7-5 to book in spot in the mixed doubles quarter-final.

Indo-American pair of  Rohan Bopanna and  Lisa Raymond. will be Paes and Vesnina's quarter-final opponents today.

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