New Delhi, Aug 16 (PTI) India’s Leander Paes and his German partner Alexander Zverev went down to the Spanish duo of Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez in a men’s doubles first round match to bow out of the Cincinnati Open.Also Read - International Travel All Set to Resume For Vaccinated Tourists, Singapore And Malaysia Still Hesitant

The Indo-German pair fought hard before losing 6-2 6(2)-7 6-10 to their Spanish rivals in a closely-fought contest, which lasted an hour and 21 minutes. Also Read - Euro 2020: Raheem Sterling Strikes as England Beat Gutsy Croatia to Start Campaign on High

The Spaniards will next take on fourth seeded American twins Bob and Mike Bryan in the second round. Also Read - Home For a Penny! THIS Town is Selling Houses to New Residents For Rs 12

Meanwhile, Rohan Bopanna and Ivan Dodig of Croatia have got a first round bye.

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