Delray Beach: Paes and Lu shock Bryan brothers

Despite losing the second set 2-6, Leander Paes with Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei came back strongly to win the quarterfinal.

Leander Paes teamed up with Yen-Hsun Lu to knock out Mike and Bob Bryan.   -  AFP

Leander Paes with Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei shocked top seeds and 14-time Grand Slam men’s doubles champions Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan of the US 7-6(4), 2-6, 10-7 in the quarterfinals of the ATP Tour event in Delray Beach.

In the semifinals, the Indo-Taipei duo will face third seeds Teat Huey of Philippines and Max Mirnyi of Belarus.

Meanwhile, in the $15,000 ITF men’s Futures in Florida, Ramkumar Ramanathan was beaten in the singles quarterfinals but made the doubles final with Jaume Pla Malfeito of Spain.

In a similar tournament in Egypt, the Sood brothers, Chandril and Lakshit, were beaten in the doubles final.


$599,345 ATP, Delray Beach, US

Doubels (quarterfinals): Yen Hsun Lu (Tpe) & Leander Paes bt Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan (US) 7-6(4), 2-6, 10-7.

$15,000 ITF men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Doubles (final):
Colin van Beem & Sem Verbeek (Ned) bt Chandril Sood & Lakshit Sood 6-3, 6-2.

$15,000 ITF men, Florida, US

Singles (quarterfinals): Rhyne Williams (US) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 7-5; Pre-quarterfinals: Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Raleigh Smith (US) 6-2, 6-0; First round: Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Victor Nunez (Chi) 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles (semifinals): Jaume Pla Malfeito (Esp) & Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Joey Jones (US) & Thomas Knights (GBR) 4-6, 6-4, 10-5; Quarterfinals: Jaume Pla Malfeito & Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Gonzales Austin & Raleigh Smith (US) 6-4, 6-1; Pre-quarterfinals: Jaume Pla Malfeito & Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Isaiah Strode & Ty Trombetta (US) 6-1, 6-3.

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