Paes teams up with Raja for Winston-Salem Open and US Open

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 21 Aug 2017 11:31:52



LEANDER Paes has teamed up with fellow Mumbaikar Purav Raja, who is only the seventh Indian to have paired with the veteran legend on the Pro circuit, for the Winston-Salem Open and the US Open.

Raja formed a very successful pairing with the left-handed Divij Sharan but since they failed to defend 250 points at Los Cabos, where they won the title last year, they lost 15 places each in the ranking list.

With their combined rank of 137 (Sharan 68 and Raja 69) they anticipated that as a team they would not have entered the US Open, where the cut last year was around 130, and they decided to split. Paes, ranked 59, has paired with Raja and Sharan with Germany’s Andre Begemann, who is placed 66.