Paes-Begemann make it to last of Winston Salem Open
Winston-Salem (USA), Aug 27: Veteran Leander Paes got over the mistake of Rio Olympics as he and his German accomplice Andre Begemann made it to the last of the ATP Winston-Salem Open beating Swede Robert Lindstedt and Pakistan’s Aisam-ul Haq Qureshi in a nearby experience.
The Indo-German pair won 1-6 7-6 10-4 graciousness super tie-break.
The team will meet Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Finland’s Henri Kontinen. The Spanish-Finn pair beat had a simple trip in the semi-finals beating Croatia’s Mate Pavic and New Zealand’s Michael Venus 7 6-3.
In the semi-last match, Paes and Begemann were broken twice as they surrendered the primary set 1-6.
In the second set, Paes-Begemann welled to hold their serve before securing the sudden death round as the Indian legend and seven-time Olympian was again taking care of business at the net.
Paes’ experience and more youthful legs of 32-year-old Begemann went to the fore in the super tie-break as they changed over the smaller than expected breaks successfully to shut in the match.
Paes will play his first last of the season on ATP Tour. The 43-year-old legend, who has needed to play various Challenger level competitions this season, has seen his positioning fall to 72.
He won two titles – Biella (Italy) and Busan (Korea) – on the Challenger circuit.
Prior to this, achieving the elimination rounds of the Delray Beach Open with Jeremy Chardy was Paes’ best demonstrate this season. They had lost to Mike and Bob Bryan.