Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek stunned top seeded and hot favourite pair of Mike and Bob Bryan,who were chasing a rare Calendar Grand Slam,in a gripping contest to storm into the US Open men’s doubles final. The fourth seeded Indo-Czech pair denied the Bryans a piece of history with their 3-6 6-3 6-4 win as the American twins were trying to become first doubles team since 1951 to collect all four Grand Slam titles in the same year.
Ken McGregor and Frank Sedgman had achieved the rare feat of winning Calendar Slam in 1951.
The Bryans ran away with the first set but faced stiff challenge in the second,which Paes and Stepanek dominated to take the match to full length. Paes stood out with his backhand slice and chips while Stepanek was solid with his blistering double-handed backhand.