Saketh Myneni finishes as runner-up in Challenger

The World No. 198 lost to Farrukh Dustov of Uzbekistan 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the €42,500 event in Agri, Turkey, on Sunday. Dustov broke the Indian thrice and saved eight break points in the match to claim his fifth Challenger title, and second of the year. The 27-year-old Saketh had seven aces and four double-faults, and ended up winning 65 points, eight less than his opponent.

Saketh Myneni, seeded eighth in the tournament, collected 55 ATP points and €3600   -  The Hindu

Davis Cup player and Asian Games gold medallist, Saketh Myneni, was beaten 6-4, 6-4 by sixth seed Farrukh Dustov of Uzbekistan in the final of the €42,500 men’s Challenger tennis tournament in Agri, Turkey, on Sunday.

It was the fifth Challenger title, and second of the year, for the 29-year-old Dustov, who had been ranked a career-best 98 in February. It fetched him €6150 and 90 ATP points. For the 198th ranked Saketh, seeded eighth, it was a good follow-up on his doubles title last week in Izmir with Divij Sharan. He collected €3600 and 55 ATP points.

Dustov played solid, firing 11 aces and broke the wiry Saketh thrice in the match. Even though the Uzbek dropped serve once, he saved eight breakpoints. The 27-year-old Saketh had seven aces and four double-faults, and ended up winning 65 points, eight less than his opponent.