Paes-Stepanek enter US Open semis

Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek stormed into the US Open semifinals after getting the better of Julian Knowle of Austria and Slovakia's Filip Polasek in straight sets.

Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek

The fifth-seeded Indo-Czech combo took just 74 minutes to outplay their opponents 6-2, 6-4.

Paes and Stepanek, who had won the Australian Open title earlier this year, dominated from the word 'go' in the quarterfinal match on Wednesday night.

Even as the Austrian-Slovak duo failed to earn a single breakpoint, Paes and Stepanek converted two of the five breakpoints to walk away with the match comfortably.

The Indo-Czech pair will next take on the sixth-seeded Spanish combination of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez, who had defeated Bruno Soares of Brazil and Austria's Alexander Peya, 6-3, 6-4.



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