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Delray Beach Open: Leander Paes, Jeremy Chardy storm into quarter-finals

Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes along with his French partner Jeremy Chardy stormed into the quarter-finals of the Delray Beach Open with a straight-set win here.

The unseeded Indo-French pair took an hour and 12 minutes to get the better of fourth seeded American combination of Eric Butorac and Scott Lipsky 6-4 7-5 at the Delray Beach Tennis Center.

Paes and Chardy proved to be a better team than their seeded opponents, serving four aces and winning 66 out of 119 points in the match.

Although the Indo-French combo were broken twice, they managed to break their American rivals four times during the contest to run away with the match comfortably.

Paes and Chardy will take on the Spanish-Australian duo of Marcel Granollers and Sam Groth for a place in the semifinals.


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