Aisam, Alexander off to winning start in Australian Open

MELBOURNE: Pakistan’s Aisam Qureshi and his Kazakh partner Alexander Nedovyesov upset seventh seeds Nicholas Mahut (former World No.1 doubles player) and his French partner Fabrice Martin to start Australian Open on a winning note. 

In a closed contest, both the teams gave a tough fight but Aisam and Alexandar managed to clinch it. The first set lead was followed by the second set lead of 2-2. However, the French pair came back strongly and went on to win the second set by 7-5.

In the third set, the Pak-Kazakh duo raised their game to the next level and broke first the serve of Fabrice and then of Mahut consecutively, finishing the set and match with a 6-2 score.

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