Paes, Dlouhy lift US Open men’s doubles title

Paes, Dlouhy lift US Open men’s doubles title
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First Published: Mon, Sep 14 2009. 08 43 AM IST
Updated: Mon, Sep 14 2009. 08 43 AM IST
New York: Indo-Czech pair Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy won their second grand slam title of the year after lifting the men’s doubles crown at the US Open on Sunday.
Paes and Dlouhy were trailing by a set and break before they launched their fightback to beat third seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles 3-6 6-3 6-2.
The win made amends for their final defeat 12 months ago.
“It’s great to win it here finally because I was in the final for two years running and finally I win it here,” said Dlouhy, who also reached the 2007 final with his previous partner, Pavel Vizner.
The fourth seeds had won their first major together at Roland Garros in June.
“This is the best year I’ve ever had on tour. Lukas thanks for the two grand slam titles this year and also for being my brother on the tour,” said Paes, who picked up his sixth men’s doubles grand slam crown.
The 36-year-old Paes and Zimbabwe’s Cara Black were beaten in the mixed doubles final earlier this week.
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First Published: Mon, Sep 14 2009. 08 43 AM IST