Paes-Daniell reach Ilkley Challenger tournament

In the final, the second seeded Leander and partner Daniell are scheduled to play the top seeds Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan.

Paes and Daniell beat the team of Nedunchezhiyan and Raja in straight sets.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Leander Paes in partnership with Marcus Daniell of New Zealand beat the fourth seeds Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja 6-3, 7-6(4) in the doubles semifinals of the €137,560 Challenger tennis tournament in
Ilkley, England.

In the final, the second seeded Leander and partner are scheduled to play the top seeds Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan.

In the ITF men’s Futures in Harare, Zimbabwe, SD Prajwal was beaten in the singles semifinals by top seed Takanyi Garanganga, but won the doubles title in partenrship with compatriot Rishi Reddy.

It was the maiden professional title for both the players.

The results


€ 137,560 Challenger, Ilkley, England

Doubles (semifinals): Marcus Daniell (Nzl) & Leander Paes bt Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Purav Raja 6-3, 7-6(4).

$25,000 ITF men, Harare, Zimbabwe

Singles (semifinals): Takanyi Garanganga (Zim) bt SD Prajwal Dev 6-4, 6-3.

Doubles (final): SD Prajwal Dev & Rishi REddy bt Martin Beran (Can)& Joshua Paris (GBR) 7-6(5), 6-4.

Semifnals: SD Prajwal Dev & Rishi Reddy bt Benjamin Lock & Courtney John Lock (Zim) 7-5, 7-6(4); Martin Beran (Can) & Joshua Paria (GBR) bt Anvit Bendre & Aryan Goveas 6-3, 6-7(5), [11-9].