Leander Paes reaches Challenger final in Vietnam

Leander Paes and his partner, Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela, won the super tiebreak against their fourth-seeded opponent to progress to the final.

Leander Paes with his doubles partner Miguel Angel Reyyes-Varela. (file photo)   -  TWITTER/@LEANDER

Leander Paes in partnership with Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela of Mexico made the doubles final of the $54,160 Challenger tennis tournament in Vietnam with a 6-7(3), 6-3, 10-4 victory over the fourth seeds Timur Khabibulin and Tsung-Hua Yang.

In the final, the top-seeded Indo-Mexican pair will play the second seeds Cheng-Peng Hsieh of Chinese Taipei and Christopher Rungkat of Indonesia.

The results

$589,680 ATP, Sydney, Australia Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Ivan Dodig (Cro) & Edouard Roger-Vasselin (Fra) bt Rohan Bopanna & Divij Sharan 6-2, 6-4.

$54,160 Challenger, Da Nang, Vietnam Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Denis Yevseyev (Kaz) bt Sasi Kumar Mukund 6-4, 6-2; Tsung-Hua Yang (Tpe) bt Sumit Nagal 2-6, 6-1, 6-0.

Second round: Sasi Kumar Mukund bt Shinji Hazawa (Jpn) 6-1, 6-4; Denis Yevseyev (Kaz) bt Arjun Kadhe 6-2, 6-1; Sumit Nagal bt Sriram Balaji 7-6(0), 7-6(6).

First round: Arjun Kadhe bt Alessandro Bega (Ita) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4; Sriram Balaji bt Ji Sung Nam (Kor) 7-6(1), 7-6(3); Cheong-Eui Kim (Kor) bt Sidharth Rawat 6-3, 6-1.

Doubles (semifinals): Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (Mex) & Leander Paes bt Timur Khabibulin (Kaz) & Tsung-Hua Yang (Tpe) 6-7(3), 6-3, [10-4]; Quarterfinals: Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela & Leander Paes bt Antoine Escoffier (Fra) & Yusuke Takahashi (Jpn) 6-3, 6-1; Pre-quarterfianls: Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela & Leander Paes bt Sriram Balaji & Arjun Kadhe 6-3, 7-5.

$25,000 ITF men, Anning, China Singles (quarterfinals): Naoki Tajima (Jpn) bt Vijay Sundar Prashanth 6-3, 6-2; Kazuki NIshwaki (Jpn) bt Nitin Kumar Sinha 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-4.


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