Nenad Zimonjic and Mikael Llodra have been dropped in the third round of Australian Open. Indo-Czech combination Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek celebrating with score 7-5, 7-6 (7-2), for 99 minutes.
Serb and Frenchman in the last two rounds did not lose a single set, and well have started the third round matches, but have struggled with the conversion break balls (1 of 4 in the first set).
Although in this period Paes-Stepanek have played a much more direct (19-9 winners), and both break chances turned into games, including key break in the 11th game.
In the second set, neither side failed to make any break chance during the whole match.
Llodra and Zimonjic lost their power after this crucial 11th game. The whole second set, they won 7 points when served Paes-Stepanek.
The decision came in tie-break, in 4th point, when Paes-Stepanek taked the first mini-break. From that moment until the end of them belonged to four points, while Zimonjic and Llodra just only one.