Paes and Daniell out of Hall of Fame Open

Leander Paes and Marcus Daniell lost 6-3 6-7(8) 9-11 to the unseeded combo of Marcel Granollers and Sergiy Stakhovsky in the semifinals.

Leander Paes, with his semifinal appearance at the Hall of Fame Open, became the oldest ATP Tour semifinalist since John McEnroe (47) at 2006 San Jose.   -  Reuters Photo

 

Veteran Leander Paes could only match his season’s best performance as he lost a fiercely-fought semifinal alongside partner Marcus Daniell at the ATP Hall of Fame Open here Sunday.

Paes and his Kiwi partner, seeded third, lost 6-3 6-7(8) 9-11 to the unseeded combo of Marcel Granollers and Sergiy Stakhovsky.

With his semifinal appearance he became the oldest ATP Tour semifinalist since John McEnroe (47) at 2006 San Jose. He is likely to get to 72 from 75 when new rankings are issued.

It is the fourth time this season that Paes has reached the semifinals on the ATP World Tour, reaching the same stage at Lyon (May), Marrakech (April) and Montpellier (February) in the first half of the season.

With 766 tour wins, Paes is sixth on the all-time doubles match victories. He is just one of six players to pick up 750 tour-level doubles match wins, which he achieved in April 2018.