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Paes-Dlouhy move to Wimbledon semi-finals

India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Lukas Dlouhy moves to the semi-finals of the Wimbledon men's double in London on Thursday.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, London
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2008 11:12 PM IST

India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Lukas Dlouhy moved to the semi-finals of the Wimbledon men's double event in London on Thursday.

The ninth seeded Indo-Czech pair defeated the third seeded Israeli pair of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in the match which lasted 106 minutes.

In the semi-finals, Paes and Dlouhy will face the second seeded pair of Canadian Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia.

Nestor and Zimonjic had to overcome tough competition and were stretched to a four setter by South African Kevin Anderson and Swedish Robert Lindstedt. Nestor and Zimonjic won 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3 in the epic encounter that lasted 157 minutes.

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