Paes-Stepanek face Bracciali-Erlich in Wimbledon opener

London, PTI | Updated : 21 June 2013, 08:09 PM

Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek, seeded fourth, were on Friday pitted against Daniele Bracciali of Italy and Jonathan Erlich of Israel in their first round match in the men`s doubles event of the Wimbledon, starting Monday.

Purav Raja and Divij Sharan will make their Grand Slam debut against American Nicholas Monroe and Simon Stadler of Germany.

If the Indian pair manages to cross the first hurlde they may run into compatriot Mahesh Bhuapthi and his Austrian partner Julian Knowle, who will open their campaign against Leonardo Mayer of Argentina and Spaniard Albert Ramos.

Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin face Jarkko Nieminen if Finland and Russian Dmitry Tursunov.

In the women`s doubles, the sixth seeded pair of Sania Mirza and Liezel Huber have been pitted against Czech combination of Renata Voracova and Klara Zakopalova.

First Published: Friday, June 21, 2013 08:07 PM
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