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Jun 17, 2013 at 11:44pm IST

Paes-Stepanek proceed to the quarter-finals at Aegon International

Eastbourne: Veteran Indian tennis player Leander Paes celebrated his 40th birthday with a win in the men's doubles first round at the Aegon International here Monday.

Third seeded Paes and Radek Stepanek proceeded to the quarter-finals winning 5-7, 7-6(5), 10-6 in one hour and 35 minutes against Croat-Brazilian pairing of Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo on the grass courts of Devonshire Park.

After losing the close first set the Indo-Czech pairing fought back to win the second in the tiebreaker and then dominated the super tiebreak to advance to the last eight clash.

Paes-Stepanek proceed to the quarter-finals at Aegon International

Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek proceeded to the quarter-finals winning 5-7, 7-6(5), 10-6 in one hour and 35 minutes against Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo.

Errors such as four double faults by Dodig-Marcelo also made it easy for the third seeds who converted three of the five break points they got in the match.

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