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Yen-Hsun Yu-Jonathan Marray beat Leander Paes-Raven Klaasen to win Chennai Open doubles crown

Unseeded pair of Yen-Hsun Yu and Jonathan Marray annexed the doubles title defeating top seeds Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen 6-3, 7-6(4) in the final of the Aircel Chennai Open here Sunday. Yu of Chinese Taipei and his British partner Marray broke the Indo-South African combination once to take the first set and then won a thrilling tie-break to annex the crown.

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News 12 Jan 2015, 00:46 IST
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Yen-Hsun Lu and Jonathan Marray posing with the Chennai Open 2015 doubles trophy after defeating Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen.

Chennai, Jan 11: Unseeded pair of Yen-Hsun Yu and Jonathan Marray annexed the doubles title defeating top seeds Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen 6-3, 7-6(4) in the final of the Aircel Chennai Open here Sunday.

Yu of Chinese Taipei and his British partner Marray broke the Indo-South African combination once to take the first set and then won a thrilling tie-break to annex the crown.

For the 41-year old Paes, in his 25th season on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour and playing with his 99th partner, it was as good a start as any for the new year, but on the day, he and Klaasen, pairing up for the first time, were clearly outplayed in the 67-minute encounter.

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