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ATP Rome - Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek advance to second round of doubles

ATP Rome - Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek advance to second round of doubles

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by Prakash

Tennis - The surprise doubles pairing this week of Thomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek, both from the Czech Republic, are through to the second round of the doubles event at the ATP Rome Masters Series event. The duo, who are Dvais Cup teammates, beat Italian duo D Bracciali / A Seppi in straight sets.

In other doubles matches on Wednesday, second seeds Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez scored a 6-4, 6-7(4), 10-8 win over Nenad Zimonjic and Julien Benneteau while third seeds Robert Lindstedt and Daniel Nestor beat F Cipolla / F Volandri in straight sets.

Eighth seeds Jurgen Melzer and Leander Paes were beaten by Santiago Gonzalez and Scott Lipsky. Doubles
(3) R Lindstedt / D Nestor defeats F Cipolla / F Volandri 64 63
P Lorenzi / P Starace defeats M Baghdatis / J Del Potro 63 26 10-8
(2) M Granollers / M Lopez defeats J Benneteau / N Zimonjic 64 67(4) 10-8
S Gonzalez / S Lipsky defeats (8) J Melzer / L Paes 76(4) 76(3)
T Berdych / R Stepanek defeats D Bracciali / A Seppi 64 62 .

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