Wimbledon 2015: Paes-Nestor advance; Raja-Martin pair bow out
Indo-Canadian tennis pair of Leander Paes and Daniel Nestor eased into the second round of the men's doubles event with a straight sets win at Wimbledon on Wednesday
Wimbledon: Indo-Canadian tennis pair of Leander Paes and Daniel Nestor eased into the second round of the men's doubles event with a straight sets win at Wimbledon here, but it was all over for Purav Raja and his French teammate Fabrice Martin on Wednesday.
The 11th seeds needed only an hour and 43 minutes to beat Serbian pair of Dusan Lajovic and Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 on Court 6 of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
Though the Serbs broke their opponents once in the first set, Paes and Nestor converted both their break point opportunities to seal the set in their favour.
The 11th seeds upped the ante in the second set to not just break their opponents once but also did not allow any opportunity to Lajovic and Troicki to break them.
The third set went level till the 10th game when the unseeded pair were finally broken in the 11th, which was enough to seal the set and match for Paes and Nestor.
Though the Serbs served nine aces in comparison to four of their opponents, the experienced Paes and Nestor proved far better during the match to notch up 100 points out of the 81 points played.
Purav Raja, who had qualified with Martin, fought their hearts out before losing 1-6 4-6 6-4 6-7 (7-9) against the 2012 Wimbledon champions Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielson. Raja and Martin saved a match point in the fourth-set tie break and had a set point but could not convert that and lost the contest on the second match point while serving.