Geneva Open: Leander Paes-Scott Lipsky pair moves to second round
Leander Paes and Scott Lipsky progressed to the second round of the ATP Geneva Open while Purav Raja and Divij Sharan crashed out of the Lyon event on Tuesday.
The Paes-Lipsky pair squandered many chances in the opening set but regrouped in time to tame the fighting team of Tommy Robredo and David Marrero 6-7 (3) 7-6(3) 10-4 in the first round of the €482,060 clay court event.
Meanwhile, at the ATP 250 event in Lyon, Raja and Sharan made an exit with a 6-3 2-6 2-10 defeat against Benoit Paire and Thomas Paire in the first round.
Also making a first round exit from the Lyon event were the wild card entrants Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Christopher Rungkat, who lost 3-6 6-3 5-10 to the formidable Australian team of Nick Kyrgios and Matt Reid.
Paes and Lipsky had two break chances in the sixth game but could not convert. They had a set point in the 10th game too but the Spaniards saved the chance on the deciding point.
Another set point went abegging in the 12th game when Robredo was serving to stay alive in the set as the Spanish team forced a tie-breaker.
Paes and Lipsky opened up a 3-0 lead in the tie-breaker …read more