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Leander Paes, Andre Begemann enter final of St. Petersburg Open

tennis Updated: Sep 25, 2016 09:29 IST
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The Indo-German duo defeated the Russian pair 6-3, 7-6 in a match that lasted over 90 minutes. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

India’s Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann entered the finals of the St Petersburg Open by clinching a straight-sets victory over the Russian pair of Mikhail Elgin and Alexander Kudryavtsev in the men’s doubles event on Friday.

The Indo-German duo defeated the Russian pair 6-3, 7-6 in a match that lasted over 90 minutes.

Paes and Begemann started off comfortably by winning the first set in just 35 minutes. However, the Russian pair came back with a spirited performance after being 0-2 down in the second set. The Indo-German team won the tiebreaker 7-5 despite being behind 0-2 and then 2-5.

Paes and Begemann will now face the winner of the match between Dominic Inglot-Henri Kontinen and Konstantin Kravchuk-Andrey Kuznetsov in the summit clash.

The Indian tennis ace had last won an ATP men’s doubles title, along with South Africa’s Raven Klaasen, in the 2015 New Zealand Open.