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Qatar Open: Paes-Damm move to round 2

india Updated: Jan 02, 2007 18:34 IST

Leander Paes and Czech Republic's Martin Damm launched their 2007 season on a winning note recording an easy victory over Morocco's Younes El Aynaoui and Sultan Khalfan of the host country in the first round of the $1 million Qatar Open.

Paes and Damm carved out a 6-2 6-1 win over the wild card pair to move into the second round.

The Indo-Czech combination, who triumphed at the US Open last year, will next meet the winner of the match between the Belgian team of Christophe Rochus and Kristof Vliegen, and the Spanish duo of Nicolas Almagro and Alberto Martin.