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SA’s Klaasen into Chennai Open doubles final
- Updated: January 11, 2015
Top seeds Raven Klaasen and Leander Paes are through to the doubles final of the Chennai Open tennis tournament in India, writes Mark Etheridge.
South African Klaasen and his Indian partner beat Spaniards Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in straight sets to book their place in the final.
They won in straight sets, 6-3 6-3 to set up a final against the unseeded Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan and Britain’s Jonathan Marray.
Lu and Marray had won their semi-final in a tough three-set encounter, only clinching the final set 10-8.
Aces were shared at one apiece in Klaasen’s semi-final but it was on service that the difference came as they had a first service winning percentage of 77% compared to 68% from their opponents and the second service points won was also in their favour – 72% to 62%.