It was another good day for the Indians at The All England Club on Thursday as veteran Olympic hero Leander Paes started his Wimbledon campaign with a bang. Leander looked a lot more comfortable on court playing with his regular partner Radek Stepanek. The Indo-Czech 4th seeded pair defeated the Australian duo of Colin Ebelthite and John Peers 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 to book a 2nd round berth. Leander had a disappointing French Open men's doubles campaign, where he bowed out in 2nd round playing with a new partner, Alexander Peya of Austria.
The first set was picture perfect for the Indo-Czech pair as they won all the points on their first serve. They gave away only 3 points off their serve and won as much as 50% of the return points. The picked up two breaks of serve to comfortably take the set 6-2.