Paes to face Bhupathi in US open doubles clash

Published: Friday, September 11, 2009, 17:59 [IST]
 

New York, Sep 11 (ANI): Irrespective of who wins or loses, India will triumph as two of its tennis stars-Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes-face each other in the US Open men's doubles final on Friday evening.

Paes will partner Lukas Dlouhy of the Czech Republic, while Bhupathi, will partner Mark Knowles of the Bahamas.

This is the first time Paes and Bhupathi are facing each other in a Grand Slam title clash.

Both Bhupathi and Paes have been in good form throughout the year Paes won the French Open this season while Bhupathi won the doubles title at the Montreal Masters.

The duo have met thrice in a Grand Slam event, but never in a final. Paes has beaten Bhupathi twice. (ANI)


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