Paes changes partner, to play with Wawrinka

Cincinnati, Aug 17 (IANS) Indian tennis ace Leander Paes has again changed his partner and will play with reigning French Open men’s singles champion Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland at this week’s Cincinnati Masters here.

Paes partnered reigning men’s singles Olympic champion Andy Murray in Montreal last week where he lost to Andy’s elder brother Jamie, who partnered Australian John Peers in the second round.

Paes and Wawrinka, who had won the men’s doubles Olympic gold with compatriot Roger Federer back in 2008, will take on Kevin Anderson and Jeremy Chardy in the first round on Monday at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.

Indo-Romanian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea have been seeded fifth and have got a first round bye.

Indo-Swiss women’s doubles combine of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis are also taking part in the tournament. The reigning Wimbledon champions have been seeded No.1 and have also received a first round bye.

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