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Paes-Begemann in Winston-Salem Open final


Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann edged past Sweden’s Robert Lindstedt and Pakistan’s Aisam-ul Haq Qureshi to advance into the final of the ATP Winston-Salem Open here.

The unseeded Indo-German duo on Friday defeated Lindstedt and Qureshi 1-6, 7-6, 10-4 in a super tie-break to face Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Finland’s Henri Kontinen in the summit clash.

Paes and Begemann started the proceedings on a bad note as the duo were broken twice to surrender the first set 1-6.

In the second set, Paes-Begemann bounced back and held their serve before clinching the tie-breaker.

In the super tie-break, Paes used his experience to convert the mini-breaks effectively to close the match.