Paes, Bhupathi duo wins a thriller

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Chennai: The top-seeds and home favourites, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, survived four match points before pulling through 3-6, 7-6(8), 10-4 against Stanislas Wawrinka and Frank Dancevic on the Stadium Court, in the early hours of January 4.

The Indian pair has not fared particularly well during their nine-year estrangement. The star duo lost in the first round in Bangkok and Indianapolis, and on January 3 night, they appeared headed for another fast-track exit.

Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, facing three match points at 3-6 in the second set tie-break (and their fourth at 7-8), turned it around to win 12 of the last 16 points, ending the match on a high.

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