Paes-Dlouhy in second round of US Open

Paes-Dlouhy in second round of US Open

Leander Paes with his Czech partner Lukas Dlouhy after winning the 1st round in the US Open men's doubles in New York on Tuesday. PTI

The fourth seeds handed a 7-6 (13/11) 7-6 (7/4) defeat to Hanescu and Trifu in the gruelling match that lasted for 1 hr 47 minutes last night.

It was a see-saw battle from the very beginning but Paes and Dlouhy held their nerves to bag the first set through a tie-breaker.

In the second set, the Romanians tried hard to claw their way back into the proceedings but the Paes and Dlouhy foiled their opponents' bid and rounded off the tally in their favour.

The Indo-Czech duo will now take on winner of another first round match, in which Spainsh pair of Nicolas Almagro and Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo will lock horns with Teimuraz Gabashvili and Dmitry Tursunov of Russia