Paes-Begemann beat Purav-Divij to make semis of St. Petersburg Open

Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann booked their place in the last four after sweeping aside the Indian duo of Purav Raja and Divij Sharan 6-3, 7-5 in a one-sided quarterfinal contest.

Leander Paes

Leander Paes has progressed to the semifinals of St. Petersburg Open.   -  AP

Indian tennis ace Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann have stormed into the semifinals of the St.Petersburg Open after clinching a straight-sets victory in the men’s doubles event on Friday.

The Indo-German pair booked their place in the last four after sweeping aside the Indian duo of Purav Raja and Divij Sharan 6-3, 7-5 in a one-sided quarterfinal contest.

Peas and Begemann will now face the winner of the match between Mikhail Elgin-Alexander Kudryavtsev and Marcin Matkowski-Nenad Zimonjic for a place in the summit showdown.