Winston-Salem (US): Indian tennis player Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann stormed into the semi finals, defeating top seeds Lukasz Kubot and Nenad Zimonjic in straight sets of the ATP Winston-Salem Open here on Friday.
The Indo-German duo outplayed the Polish-Serbian combine 6-4, 6-4 in their quarterfinal match. Paes and Begemann will now face third seeds Robert Lindstedt and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi who edged past Marin Draganja and Dominic Inglot 7-6(12), 6-7(4), 10-8. Earlier, reaching the semis of the Delray Beach Open with French player Jeremy Chardy was Leander’s best performance this season. –IANS
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