Ramkumar and Paes in finals of Tallahassee Challenger

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


TALLAHASSEE (Florida),

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.