Ramkumar and Paes in finals of Tallahassee Challenger

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Apr 2017 09:28:37


YOUNG Indian Davis Cupper Ramkumar Ramanathan and legendary Leander Paes have reached the singles and doubles final of the ATP Challenger event in Tallahassee after winning their respective semi- finals, here.

Ramkumar battled past Italian qualifier Andrea Arnaboldi 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 in the semi-finals of the USD 75,000 clay court event after two hours and 34 minutes. It will be first ever Challenger level final for the 22-year-old Indian, who next faces Slovenian qualifier Blaz Rola. The Slovenian edged past American Mitchell Krueger 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in the other semi-final.

Paes and Scott Lipsky, the top seeded Indo-American pair overcame a stiff resistance from Ecuadorian pair of Roberto Quiroz and Gonzalo Escobar 6-1, 6-7 (10-3) in the semi-finals.
They face Argentinian pair of Leonardo Mayer and Maximo Gonzalez for the title.