Stanislas Wawrinka, Leander Paes Off to Winning Starts at Chennai Open Doubles

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 | 0

Stanislas Wawrinka made a successful rare doubles appearance at the ATP 250 Chennai Open 2015 in India, as the Swiss partnered Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut to win the opening match on Tuesday.

The Swiss-Spanish duo had nerves of steel en route their thrilling 5-7, 6-3, 10-8 triumph over Johan Brunstrom and Nicholas Monroe in the first-round encounter that lasted for an hour and 23 minutes.

Meanwhile, 14-time Grand Slam winner, Leander Paes, also kicked-off his campaign in style, as he joined hands with South African Raven Klaasen to beat Andreas Haider-Maurer and Lukas Lacko 6-4, 6-4 in the other doubles clash.

Second seeds Andre Begemann and Robin Haase prevailed over Frantisek Cermak and Jiri Vesely 7-6, 6-4.


(W) E Ymer d. I Sijsling (6-4, 4-6, 6-3)

R Berankis d. (Q) L Vanni(6-1, 2-6, 7-5)

J Vesely d. (Q) N Prashanth (6-2, 6-1)

(6) Y Lu d. (W) S Devvarman (6-3, 6-4)

P C Busta d. A Gonzalez (6-1, 6-3)

P Gojowczyk d. A Falla (6-0, 6-1)

(5) G Garcia-Lopez d. (Q) E Donskoy (6-7, 6-2, 6-3)

T Ito d. (W) R Ramanathan (6-3, 6-3)

(Q) A Bedene d. L Lacko (7-6, 6-3)

(Image: NDTV Sports)

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