US Open: Paes in men's, mixed doubles finals

Last Updated: Thu, Sep 04, 2008 06:06 hrs

New York: India's Leander Paes is in line for a double at the US Open as he entered the finals of both the men's and mixed doubles in New York at the Flushing Meadows.

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Paes and his Czech partner Lukas Dloughy moved into their first Grand Slam final, beating Argentina's Maqxim Gonzaez and Juan Monaco in straight sets 6-2, 6-0.

Earlier, Paes and his mixed doubles partner Clara Black of Zimbabwe beat Swede Jonas Bjorkman and his Russian partenr Nadia Petrova 6-4, 6-4.

In the final, the Indo-Zimbabwean duo will take on Liezel Huber of the US and Andy Murray of Britain.

The British-American pair beat Jill Craybas and Eric Butorac of the US 6-3, 6-4.

In the quarter-finals, Paes and Dlouhy beat Robert Lindstedt of Sweden and Jarko Nieminen Finland, 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-3, while Gonzalez and Monaco beat Brazilian-Serbian duo of Bruno Soares and Dusan Vemic 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-3.

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