Paes-Chardy lose 2-6, 4-6 to Marach-Martin in first round of Mexico Open

leanderpaesMexico: India’s ace tennis player Leander Paes and his French partner Jeremy Chardy lost in straight sets 2-6, 4-6 to Austria's Oliver Marach and Fabrice Martin of France in the first round of Mexico Open, here on Thursday.

The Austrian-French pair will now face the American duo of Scott Lipsky and Eric Butorac in the quarterfinals.

In the opening set, Paes and Chardy suffered an early blow as their serve was broken in the third game itself. They failed to recover from there on, even as Marach and Martin managed to clinch another break of serve in the seventh game before serving out the set.

It was a similar story for the Indo-French combination in the second set also as they once again surrendered their serve in the third game.
The Austrian-French duo capitalised on the advantage and comfortably wrapped up the match in their favour.