India’s star doubles player Leander Paes and his Romanian partner Horia Tecau lost to Eric Butorac  and Paul Hanley 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 8-10 in the Thailand Open semi-finals yesterday.

Paes-Tecau won the first set, but were convincingly beaten in the second. They however, gave it their all in the decider before bowing out in the super tie-break.