Paes-Dlouhy enter finals of AIG Open
Top seeds Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy edged towards back-to-back titles as they advanced to the finals of the AIG Open in Tokyo on Saturday. They had earlier won the Thailand Open a few days ago.
The Indo-Czech pair beat USA’s Robert Kendrick and Finn Jarkko Nieminen 6-4, 7-6 (4) in an hour and 11 minutes to extend their winning streak to seven matches.
Paes-Dlouhy, who did not face a break point in the match, captured their first team title last week in Bangkok.
They will now face tricky opponents in Mikhail Youzhny and Mischa Zverev, who eliminated the second and third seeded pairs in the tournament, at the championship round.