Paes-Stepanek lose in Japan Open final

Oct 08, 2012, 08:30 IST | IANS

India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek lost to Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares in the men's doubles final of Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships here yesterday

For Peya and Soares it was the second ATP World Tour doubles title in as many weeks. The fourth seeds added the silverware to their Malaysian Open trophy with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) win over top seeds Paes and Stepanek in an hour and 46 minutes.

Stepanek (left) with Paes. Pic/AFP

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