Paes-Damm sail into semifinals

Paes and Damm defeated Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden and Max Mirnyi of Belaruss to reach men's doubles semis.

india Updated: Jan 24, 2006 13:58 IST

Leander Paes and Martin Damm maintained their supreme form to upset second seeds Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden and Max Mirnyi of Belaruss to move into the men's doubles semifinals at the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Paes and Czech Republic's Damm, seeded seventh, defeated Bjorkman and Mirnyi 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a third round match at the Margarett Court Arena.

Sanam Singh, India's highest ranked junior boy and third seeded in the singles, also advanced with a 5-7 6-0 6-4 victory over local lad Todd Ley.

First Published: Jan 24, 2006 12:33 IST