Indian tennis duo of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi entered the second round of the men's doubles in Australian Open after they rallied from a set down to beat Ivo Karlovic and Dusan Vemica 5-7 6-3 6-0, in Melboune on Thursday.
In another match, India's Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan's Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi outplayed the Brazilian pair of Franco Ferreiro and Andre Sa 6-3 6-0 to advance to the next round.
For the 'Indian Express' duo of Paes and Bhupathi, this is their first victory together at Grand Slam after a nine-year gap. The third-seeded pair, who teamed up together after almost a decade in a bid to add the only Grand Slam title missing in their cupboard, faced a scare in the first set of the opening round as they went down 5-7.
Meanwhile, the 'Indo-Pak Express', the runners-up of last year's US Open, had a very easy outing today. The 10th-seeded pair hardly breezed away to seal the match in in just 49 minutes.