New York:After losing the US Open doubles final to Bob and Mike Bryan on Saturday, Leander Paes insisted that he and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek gave all that they had in the final clash against Mike and Bob Bryan.
“Even though we got beaten today by one of the greatest teams of all time, my team and Radek’s team came out and brought everything they had to this tournament,” Paes said. Paes felt the Bryans produced a magical performance to clinch the title. "These guys always bring magic to the court," said 39-year-old.
India’s Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic went down to America’s Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan in the finals of the men’s doubles category in the US Open.
Indo-Czech pair lost to the second seeded Bryan brothers 6-3, 6-4 in straight sets. Bob and Mike Bryan with won the record 12th Grand Slam men's doubles title and are tied with
Australia's John Newcombe and Tony Roche.
The match saw the Americans play some beautiful tennis to which their opponents have no answer to. Leander Paes and Stepanek struggled to keep the pace up with the Bryan brothers and found it difficult to held their service game on numerous occasion.
After the match Leander Paes said that Bryan brothers are the best doubles pair in the history of the game. Paes also said that he and his partner Stepanek will come back strongly in the coming tournaments.
Mike Bryan praised the veteran from India saying that Paes is improving with every passing year.
By Indian Sports News Network