Paes-Paire enter doubles semifinals in France

Leander Paes in partnership with Benoit Paire of France entered the doubles semifinals of the €586,140 ATP tennis tournament in France.

The duo of Paes and Benoit Paire beat Radu Albot and Marcel Granollers 6-1, 6-4.   -  Reuters Photo

Leander Paes in partnership with Benoit Paire of France beat Radu Albot of Moldova and Marcel Granollers of Spain 6-1, 6-4 to make the doubles semifinals of the €586,140 ATP tennis tournament in France.

In a similar ATP event in Bulgaria, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan in partnership with Purav Raja made the doubles quarterfinals, by beating the Americans Robert Galloway and Nathaniel Lammons 6-4, 6-4.

Sriram Balaji had success with Hans Hack Verdugo of Mexico in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the $135,000 Challenger in Dallas, as the duo beat Gonzalo Escobbar and Nathan Pasha 6-1, 7-5.

The results:

€586,140 ATP, Montpellier, France

Doubles (quarterfinals): Benoit Paire (Fra) & Leander Paes bt Radu Albot (Mda) & Marcel Granollers (Esp) 6-1, 6-4.

€ 86,140 ATP, Sofia, Bulgaria

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Purav Raja bt Robert Galloway & Nathaniel Lammons (US) 6-4, 6-4.

$135,400 Challenger, Dallas, US

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Hans Hack Verdugo (Mex) & Sriram Balaji bt Gonzalo Escobar (Ecu) & Nathan Pasha (US) 6-1, 7-5.

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

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Anna Morgina (Rus) & Zeel Desai bt Lena Greiner (Ger) & Alina Michalitsch (Aut) 6-4, 6-0.