Australian Open: Leander Paes in men's doubles quarters, Bopanna-Qureshi exit

Indo-Czech pair of Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek beat Yuki Bhambri and Michael Venus 6-3, 6-2 in the third round.

updated: January 19, 2014 16:33 IST
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Melbourne: Veteran Indian star Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek today sailed into the Australian Open quarter-finals after a straight-sets win over the unseeded pair of Yuki Bhambri and Michael Venus in the men's doubles competition here. (Click here for all the updates on Australian Open)

Fifth seeds Paes and Stepanek hit 25 winners en route their 6-3 6-2 win over India's Bhambri and his Kiwi companion Michael Venus in the pre-quarterfinal, which lasted 65 minutes. (Djokovic romps into quarters | Ferrer enters last eight)

The Indo-Czech pair broke the serve of their opponents three times to book their berth in the last-eight stage of the tournament. Paes and Stepanek are looking to win the Australian Open title for the second time, following their victory in 2012 over Bryan brothers.

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