Mukund loses final in Qatar

Third seed Hady Habib of Lebanon beat second seed Sasikumar Mukund 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in the final of the $15,000 ITF men’s tennis tournament in Doha on Sunday.

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Third seed Hady Habib of Lebanon beat second seed Sasikumar Mukund 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in the final of the $15,000 ITF men’s tennis tournament in Doha on Sunday.(Representative Image)   -  Getty Images

Third seed Hady Habib of Lebanon beat second seed Sasikumar Mukund 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in the final of the $15,000 ITF men’s tennis tournament in Doha on Sunday.

While Habib converted five of 10 breakpoints, Mukund managed to break serve twice from six break points that he forced.

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It was the fourth singles title for the 23-year-old Habib, and third this season.

The 24-year-old Mukund could not add a title to the five that he had won till 2017. He has been busy competing in the Challenger circuit, which had seen him reach a career-best rank of 229 in October 2019.

The results:

$15,000 ITF men, Doha, Qatar

Singles (final): Hady Habib (Lbn) bt Sasikumar mukunar 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.

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