Basil, Aug 16 (IANS) India tennis star Leander Paes and his German partner Alexander Zverev bowed out of the Cincinnati Open, losing their men’s doubles first round match here on WednesdayAlso Read - Mumbai Rains: Death Toll Rises to 31 in Landslide, House-collapse Incidents; NDRF Ends Search & Rescue Ops

The Indo-German pair was outplayed by Spanish duo of Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 6-2 6(2)-7 6-10 at Court 11 here. Also Read - Coronavirus in India News And Updates: Take Action Against Those Engaging in Black Marketing of Oxygen and Medicines, HC tells Delhi Govt

The Spanish pair will now take on fourth seeded American twins Bob and Mike Bryan in the second round. Also Read - Rhea Chakraborty Expresses Gratitude Towards 'Covid Warriors', Says 'Let's Go Mumbai'

“I know him (Paes) quite well. He’s a good guy. Unfortunately we lost today but it was fun playing with him,” Zverev was quoted as saying by Association of Tennis Professionals’ official website.

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