Leander Paes earned himself a shot at his third ATP Challenger level title of the season by reaching the final of the USD 125000 Tashkent event with partner Andre Begemann, here on Thursday. -
The third seeded Indo-German duo annihilated local pair and giant-killers Sanjar Fayziev and Jurabeck Karmov 6-2, 6-0 in the semi-finals of the event. Paes and Begemann needed only 42 minutes to win the match, in which they broke their rivals five times.
Paes had won Biella event with Begemann and the Busan tournament with Sam Groth early in the season. The veteran Indian is yet to win a title, an ATP World Tour this season, but he has two runners-up finishes — Winston-Salem and St Petersburg. Paes was recently a part of Davis Cup qualifiers in India.