Doubles pair of Leander Paes and Matthew Ebden qualified for the finals of Bengaluru Open.
Paes and Ebden did not have it easy in the semi-final against second-seeded pair of Jonathan Erlich and Andrei Vasilevski. The Indo-Aussie pair started off well winning the first set 6-4. But the two couldn’t keep up with the challenge posed by Erlich and Vasilevski as they lost the second set 3-6 as the match was pushed into a tie breaker. Paes and Ebden held onto their nerves to clinch the tie breaker 10-7 and book a place in the final.
Paes who is playing his last ATP tournament on Indian soil can sign off on a high with a win against the doubles pair of P. Raja and R. Ramanathan.
In the other semifinal the all Indian pair of Raja and Ramanthan won the first set (7-5) against the pair of Saketh Myneni and Matt Reid before Myneni and Reid retired.
The doubles final is scheduled at 6:30 IST on February 15.