Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna crash out in Men’s double

Indian star Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna loss in the men’s doubles competition after losing their respective matches.  Both the men had a bad luck by losing in the match.

Sania Mirza made a promising start to her mixed doubles journey at the US Open tennis tournament.

The Indo-German pair of Paes and Andre Begemann gave a tough fight before going down 6-2, 5-7, 4-6 in one hour and 59 minutes in the first round against Stephane Robert of France and Dudi Sela of Israel here on Friday.

Paes and Begemann enjoyed a superb start, breaking their opponents in the very first game to gain the early advantage.

They broke their opponents again in the fifth to take a 4-1 lead and then held their serve to take the set.

The Indo-German combination grabbed the early initiative in the second set as well, forcing a break of serve in the third game to take a 2-1 lead.

The set then went with the serve which saw Paes and Begemann on the verge of taking the set with a 5-4 lead.

Robert and Sela however, staged a spirited comeback to earn a break of serve and level the scores at 5-5. They then held their serve before forcing another break to take the set and draw level.

In the third set, Paes and Begermann again earned a break in the opening game to take the early lead. Both teams held their serve thereafter before Robert and Sela broke their Indo-German opponents in the eighth game.

They held their serve in the next game to take the lead at 5-4 before another break of serve in the 10th game handed them the set and the match.

Wefornews bureau

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