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Leander Paes lifts Tallahassee Challenger men's doubles title with American partner Scott Lipsky

Leander Paes Picked Up His Second Challenger-level Title Of The Season But Ramkumar Ramanathan Lost In The Men's Singlers Finals Of The USD 75000 Clay-court Event At Tallahassee.

PTI | Updated on: 30 Apr 2017, 05:17:15 PM
Leander Paes - File Photo (Getty)

New Delhi:

Veteran Indian tennis player Leander Paes picked up his second Challenger-level title of the season but Ramkumar Ramanathan lost in the Men's Singles finals of the USD 75000 clay-court event at Tallahassee.

The top-seeded pair of Paes and American Scott Lipsky came from behind to pip Argentine third seeds Leonardo Mayer and Maximo Gonzalez 4-6 7-6(5) 10-7 in the summit clash.

Paes had won the Leon Challengerin Mexico with Adil hamasdin, earlier. It was the second Challenger title of the season for Paes, who earned 80 ranking points for his effort.

However, Ramkumar, who was playing the first Challenger level final of his career, lost the title match 2-6 7-6(6) 5-7 to Slovenian qualifier Blaz Rola. The 22-year-old Indian earned 48 ranking points and a pay cheque of USD 6,360. 

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First Published : 30 Apr 2017, 05:11:00 PM