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Wimbledon: Paes-Matkowski, Bopanna-Mergea enter doubles second round

Indian tennis star Leander Paes and his Polish partner Marcin Matkowski cruised into the second round of the men’s doubles event at Wimbledon on Friday.

Wimbledon 2016 Updated: Jul 02, 2016 17:07 IST
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Wimbledon 2016
Rohan Bopanna of India, right, and Florin Mergea of Romania in action.(AP file photo)

Indian tennis star Leander Paes and his Polish partner Marcin Matkowski cruised into the second round of the men’s doubles event at Wimbledon on Friday.

The Indo-Polish pair recorded a comfortable 6-1, 6-3 win over Taipei’s Lu Yen-hsun and Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic in a rain-hit opening round contest at the All England Club that lasted 42 minutes.

Paes and Matkowski will next face either Henri Kontinen-John Peers or Nicholas Monroe-Donald Young for a spot in the third round.

Additionally, India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian doubles partner Florin Mergea also advanced to the second round with a hard-fought 7-5, 7-6 (6) win over Croatian pair of Marin Draganja and Nikola Mektic in the opening round.