The India duo defeated Sri Lanka"s Thangarajah Dineshkanthan and Amresh Jayawickreme, 6-3, 6-3 at the RK Khanna Stadium. Even though the Indian pair overcame their opponents, who are yet to enter the ATP ranking chart, it was not a dominated match. Sri Lankans fought well against the top seed team but their lack of experience in major tournaments became a major hurdle for them to win the match.
Bhupathi struggled with his first serve and backhand returns which gave the Sri Lankans quite a few points. Both Leander and Bhupathi admitted their weakness and praised their opponents.
Leander-Bhupathi pair is the top seeded team in tennis doubles event in CWG. Paes is also participating in mixed doubles with Sania Mirza.