Paes-Melzer to face Bhupathi-Bopanna at Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo, April 16 (IANS) Leander Paes and his Austrian partner Jurgen Melzer advanced to the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters here with a comfortable straight sets victory over local pair Benjamin Balleret and Guillaume Couillard.

The unseeded Indo-Austrian pair beat the wildcards 6-3, 7-5 in an hour and eight minutes Monday.

Paes and Melzer will play Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna, who were given a bye in the opening round at the 2,646,495 euro clay court event.

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