Antalya Open: Leander Paes-Adil Shamashdin crash out of doubles event

Leander Paes and his Canadian partner Adil Shamashdin have crashed out of the men’s doubles event of the Antalya Open tennis tournament. In their semi-final at Antalya, Turkey, today, the Indo-Canadian pair lost to the combination of Oliver Marach of Austria and Mate Pavic of Croatia in straight sets 4-6, 4-6.

Earlier, India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan had also bowed out of the men’s singles in the ATP Antalya tournament. In the quarter-finals today, he lost against veteran Marcos Baghdatis in three sets 7-6, 3-6, 6-7 in a match that lasted two hour and 43 minutes.

It was another great show from the Indian player after his shock win over world No. 8 Dominic Thiem. In the end, it was the experience of Baghdatis, a former world No 8 and Australian Open finalist, which helped him prevail over the world No 222.

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