9 Sep 2013

Paes and Stepanek win in New York

7:35 am on 9 September 2013

Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek, the fourth-seeded India-Czech pairing, have won the US Open men's doubles title, their second major as a team and the Indian star's third in New York.

Paes and Stepanek defeated Alexander Peya of Austria and Brazil's Bruno Soares, the second seeds, 6-1 6-3.

The pair had also won the 2012 Australian Open title and ended Bob and Mike Bryan's hopes of completing a calendar-year grand slam with victory in the semi-finals on Friday.

40-year-old Paes had won the US Open title with Martin Damm in 2006 and Lukas Dlouhy in 2009.