Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann were beaten 6-4, 3-6, 10-12 in the St. Petersburg Open tennis tournament final against top seeds Henri Kontinen and Dominic Inglot here on Sunday.The match was keenly fought, with fortunes oscillating to and fro. The Indo-German pair lost the match to Finnish-British opponents in one hour and 19 minutes at the indoor hard courts.It was Paes’s second loss in a final of a tournament this year, after the loss in the Winston-Salem Open last month. (Also read: Did Sania Mirza call Leander Paes a ‘toxic’ person?)Paes is yet to win a men’s doubles title this year, with his last tour title being the Heineken Open in January, 2015.They beat the Russian pair of Mikhail Elgin and Alexander Kudryavtsev 6-3, 7-6 in the semi-finals here.Paes and Begemann will next take part in the Chengdu Open in China which begins on Tuesday.
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