Australian Open: Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek in third round, play Bhambri-Venus

Leander Paes and Czech partner Radek Stepanek set-up a mouth-watering clash against fellow Indian Yuki Bhambri and his Kiwi companion Michael Venus in the third round of Australian Open.

updated: January 18, 2014 11:23 IST
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Melbourne: India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek Saturday entered the third round of the men's doubles at the Australian Open, easily defeating Italian Daniele Bracciali and Ukranian Alexander Dolgopolov 6-1, 6-4.

The fifth-seeded Paes and Stepanek, who beat Paes's former partner Lukas Dlouhy and Lukas Rosol of Czech Republic 6-4, 6-1, in the first round, had a clear superiority in serving, returning and hitting winners.

Yet, the Czechs forced seven break points but could not convert any whereas Paes and Stepanek clinched three of the six they had.

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