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Paes-Stepanek in US Open final; Sania-Jie beaten (Round up)
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Paes-Stepanek in US Open final; Sania-Jie beaten (Round up)

Sep 5 2013, 11:42pm CDT | by IANS

New York, Sep 6 (IANS) India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek entered their second successive men's doubles final at the US tennis Open, while Sania Mirza and China's Jie Zheng were beaten in the semis of the women's doubles.

New York, Sep 6 — India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek entered their second successive men's doubles final at the US tennis Open, while Sania Mirza and China's Jie Zheng were...

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Paes-Stepanek in US Open final; Sania-Jie beaten (Round up)

Sep 5 2013, 11:42pm CDT | by IANS

New York, Sep 6 (IANS) India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek entered their second successive men's doubles final at the US tennis Open, while Sania Mirza and China's Jie Zheng were beaten in the semis of the women's doubles.

New York, Sep 6 — India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek entered their second successive men's doubles final at the US tennis Open, while Sania Mirza and China's Jie Zheng were beaten in the semis of the women's doubles.

Paes and Stepanek avenged their last year's defeat in the title clash by American twins Mike and Bob Bryan, rallying from a set down to win 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, here at Flushing Meadows.

Sania and Jie just could not get going against Australians Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua and lost 2-6, 2-6.

Tenth seeds Sania and Jie were listless in an error-prone semifinal Thursday and they could not consolidate an early break in the second set after losing the first tamely.

The eighth seeded Australians, who played better tennis, will Saturday play the winners of the other semi-final between the unseeded Williams sisters Serena and Venus and fifth-seeded Czech pair Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka.

The Williams easily beat Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci 6-3, 6-1, in the quarterfinals Thursday.

Paes, who is in line for his eighth men's Grand Slam doubles title, and Stepanek denied top seeds Bryans a calendar Slam, the first since 1951, and a fifth major in a row. Thus came to an end a 28-match winning streak of the Americans.

The last pair to accomplish a calendar Grand Slam was Australians Frank Sedgman and Ken McGregor.

Paes, who won the US open twice with two other Czechs Martin Damm in 2006 and with Lukas Dlouhy and Stepanek, will now take on Austrian Alexander Peya and Brazil's Bruno Soares who put out Croatian Ivan Dodig and Brazilian Marcelo Melo 7-5, 6-4 in the other semifinal.

Paes, who also has six Grand Slam mixed doubles titles, yet again proved that at 40 he is still the most durable doubles player on the circuit.

Paes played a key role in the victory as his partner had problems holding his serve. His deft touch play and alacrity at the net baffled the Bryans, more so in the decider when they were serving to stay in the match down 1-5 after a double break by the Indo-Czech pair.

Stepanek, however, steadied himself in the 10th game and made sure there were no hiccups even after the Americans staged a smart rally by breaking Paes's serve.

Mike and Bob were 4-3 up head-to-head coming into the match and the way they started taking the first set, winning 19 of the 20 points on first serve for a 95 percent record, they looked like on course for creating doubles history as Paes and Stepanek struggled to win 14 out of 23.

In a dramatic twist, Paes and Stepanek breezed through the second set and they were on a song in the decider.

Their inspiring play and a jig after winning every game rattled the winners of the 15 Grand Slam titles.

"It came natural and we have fun on the court. Whatever comes comes, tomorrow it could be something different," Stepanek said.

The Bryans became the first pair to hold all four majors at the same time when they claimed the Wimbledon title. Last year, they added the London Olympics gold to their impressive list of wins.

Paes, a losing doubles finalist here on four occasions, was all praise for the Bryan brothers, describing them as great ambassadors for American tennis.

"I have tremendous respect for the Bryan boys, they are great ambassadors for American tennis," said Paes.

The champion doubles player paid a handsome tribute to his partner, saying in Radek he has a great partner.

"He fought his way back after a spinal surgery four months ago and it was a tough year for him. So when we play together we feel anything is possible.'

IANS

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Raonic advances to third round of Paris Masters

Oct 29 2014 7:26am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PARIS — Canadian Milos Raonic had 19 aces Wednesday in a 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (4) win over American Jack Sock in the second round of the Paris Masters tennis tournament. The win by the seventh-seeded Raonic means the 23-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., keeps alive his hopes of qualifying for the ATP finals. "This match was very important in the sense of just getting my teeth into this tournament, giving myself ano ...
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Raonic advances to third round of Paris Masters

Oct 29 2014 7:26am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PARIS — Canadian Milos Raonic had 19 aces Wednesday in a 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (4) win over American Jack Sock in the second round of the Paris Masters tennis tournament. The win by the seventh-seeded Raonic means the 23-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., keeps alive his hopes of qualifying for the ATP finals. "This match was very important in the sense of just getting my teeth into this tournament, giving myself another chance," said Rao ...
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Raonic advances to third round of Paris Masters

Oct 29 2014 7:26am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PARIS — Canadian Milos Raonic had 19 aces Wednesday in a 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (4) win over American Jack Sock in the second round of the Paris Masters tennis tournament. The win by the seventh-seeded Raonic means the 23-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., keeps alive his hopes of qualifying for the ATP finals. "This match was very important in the sense of just getting my teeth into this tournament, giving myself another chance," said Raonic. "I know ...
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Krajinovic, Serbia defeat India at Davis Cup

Sep 15 2014 7:07am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

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Krajinovic, Serbia defeat India at Davis Cup

Sep 15 2014 7:07am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

BANGALORE, India — Filip Krajinovic denied India a place in the Davis Cup World Group by defeating Yuki Bhambri in the decisive reverse singles Monday to clinch the playoff 3-2 for Serbia. Krajinovic’s 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory quashed India’s hopes of returning to the World Group after three years. Serbia, without Novak Djokovic, was banking on Krajinovic to beat the 22-year-old Bhambri after India stormed back through Somdev Devvarman, who rallied on Sunday to beat Dusan Lajovic ...
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Krajinovic, Serbia defeat India at Davis Cup

Sep 15 2014 7:07am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

BANGALORE, India — Filip Krajinovic denied India a place in the Davis Cup World Group by defeating Yuki Bhambri in the decisive reverse singles Monday to clinch the playoff 3-2 for Serbia. Krajinovic’s 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory quashed India’s hopes of returning to the World Group after three years. Serbia, without Novak Djokovic, was banking on Krajinovic to beat the 22-year-old Bhambri after India stormed back throug ...
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Krajinovic, Serbia defeat India at Davis Cup

Sep 15 2014 7:07am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

BANGALORE, India — Filip Krajinovic denied India a place in the Davis Cup World Group by defeating Yuki Bhambri in the decisive reverse singles Monday to clinch the playoff 3-2 for Serbia. Krajinovic’s 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory quashed India’s hopes of returning to the World Group after three years. Serbia, without Novak Djokovic, was banking on Krajinovic to beat the 22-year-old Bhambri after India stormed back through Somdev Devvarman, who rallied on Sunday to beat Dusan Lajovi ...
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