Paes-Dlouhy upset by wildcards in Madrid Masters
Leander Paes and Luaks Dlouhy made a shock exit from the US$ 2,270,000 Madrid Masters, losing their second round match to wildcards Pablo Andujar and Marcel Granollers.sports Updated: Oct 17, 2008 14:00 IST
Leander Paes and Luaks Dlouhy made a shock exit from the USD 2,270,000 Madrid Masters, losing their second round match to wildcards Pablo Andujar and Marcel Granollers in Madrid.
The third seeded Indo-Czech pair managed to shrug off a disastrous start but eventually lost 1-6 6-3 7-10 to their Spanish opponents after a 55-minutes battle.
Paes and Dlouhy saved two breakpoints in the first set but could not stop their rivals on two other ocassions.
The third seeds woke up in the second set and converted one of the two chances to break their opponents.
However, Andujar and Granollers held their nerves in the deciding super tie-break to upset their formidable opponents.
The Indian challenge in the event remains in form of Mahesh Bhupathi, who along with Mark Knowles has reached the quarterfinals.
First Published: Oct 17, 2008 13:54 IST