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Paes-Damm reach 2nd round at Sydney

Paes and his Czech partner cruised in to the second round of the men's doubles event with a straight set win.

tennis Updated: Jan 10, 2006 15:20 IST
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Indian ace Leander Paes and his Czech partner Martin Damm cruised in to the second round of the men's doubles event with a straight set win against Augustin Calleri of Argentina and Spaniard Tommy Robredo in the ongoing 419,000 dollar Sydney International here.

The Indo-Czech pair, with the 6-1, 6-4 win, will now face top seeds Mike and Bob Bryan in the second round of the event.

Paes and Damm were impressive in the first set which they pocketed conceding just one game and though Calleri and Robredo tried to throw a spanner in the second set, Paes and Damm proved better in the end as they clinched the set and the match to set a clash against the Bryan brothers.

The top seeds, however, were made to toil in the middle by the Australian wild card pair of Chris Guccione and Nathan Healey before the Bryan siblings emerged victorious 6-2, 4-6, 12-10.