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Leander Paes crashes out of Cincinnati Open, Rohan Bopanna gets first Round bye

Leander Paes - Alexander Zverev lost to Spanish duo of Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 6-2, 6-7, 6-10 in the men’s doubles first round match to crash out of the Cincinnati Open.

tennis Updated: Aug 16, 2017 10:51 IST
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Leander Paes - Alexander Zverev went down to Feliciano Lopez - Marc Lopez 6-2, 6-7, 6-10 in the men’s doubles first round match of Cincinnati Open. (Getty Images)

Leander Paes and his German partner Alexander Zverev went down to the Spanish duo of Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez in a men’s doubles first round match to bow out of the Cincinnati Open.

The Indo-German pair fought hard before losing 6-2, 6-7, 6-10 to their Spanish rivals in a closely-fought contest, which lasted an hour and 21 minutes.

(Read | Cincinnati Open: Simona Halep, Johanna Konta through to Round of 16)

The Spaniards will next take on fourth seeded American twins Bob and Mike Bryan in the second round.

(Read | Juan Martin del Potro, Nick Kyrgios advance in Cincinnati, Milos Raonic pulls out)

Meanwhile, Rohan Bopanna and Ivan Dodig of Croatia have got a first round bye.

Ramkumar Ramanathan, who defeated America’s Chris Eubanks 6-7, 6-1, 6-4 in the first round, will take on Jared Donaldson in the Round of 32.

First Published: Aug 16, 2017 10:51 IST