Ramkumar in final of Winnetka Challenger

India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan, who is turning around his season in a brilliant fashion, reached his second ATP Challenger level final of the year with a hard-earned three-set win over Tommy Paul in the Winnetka event in the USA.

Ramkumar recently made heads turn by beating world number eight Dominic Thiem at the Antalya Open.   -  R. Ragu

India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan, who is turning around his season in a brilliant fashion, reached his second ATP Challenger level final of the year with a hard-earned three-set win over Tommy Paul in the Winnetka event in the USA.

Saving five of the seven breakpoints proved crucial for the fifth seeded Indian , who beat his American opponent 4-6 6-3 6-2 in an one hour 51 minute semifinal of the USD 75,000 hard court event.

He next faces Japan’s Akira Santillan, who also came through a tough three-setter, beating Britain’s Matthias Bachinger 6-4 4-6 6-4.

Ramkumar recently made heads turn by beating world number eight Dominic Thiem at the Antalya Open.

Before this, he had made the final of Tallahassee Challenger, where he lost to Slovakia’s Blaz Rola in April.

He has also won two USD 15,000 ITF singles titles in Singapore.

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