THE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012
Paes/Stepanek, Lindstedt/Tecau Advance
by ATP Staff|
Paes and Stepanek won 87 per cent of their first serve points and broke the Australian pair five times to advance in one hour and 36 minutes.
Two-time defending finalists Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau prevailed in three tie-breaks to edge Lukas Dlouhy and Michal Mertinak 7-6(7), 7-6(5), 7-6(4). The fifth seeds are coming off a triumph at the UNICEF Open in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
Wild cards Chris Guccione and Lleyton Hewitt upset No. 6 seeds Alexander Peya and Nenad Zimonjic 7-6(3), 7-6(3), 3-6, 7-6(3). Both teams won 150 points in a first-round meeting that lasted two hours and 56 minutes.
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