ATP Challenger: Leander Paes Wins Doubles Title At Newport Beach

Updated: 28 January 2018 17:34 IST

Leander Paes, world No 61, has won crucial 125 points with this win as he is striving to move up the rankings ladder.

ATP Challenger: Leander Paes Wins Doubles Title At Newport Beach
Leander Paes won his 25th ATP Challenger level doubles title © Twitter

Indian tennis legend Leander Paes won his 25th ATP Challenger level doubles title with partner James Cerretani after beating Denis Kudla and Treat Huey in the final of the Newport Beach event. The second-seeded Indo-American pair defeated the American-Filipino combine 6-4 7-5 in the summit clash of the USD 150,000 hardcourt tournament. Paes, world No 61, has won crucial 125 points with this win as he is striving to move up the rankings ladder. He had logged 90 points at the Australian Open, where he made the third round with compatriot Purav Raja. When the new rankings will be issued on Monday, Paes is likely to get back to top-50.

Paes, the winner of 11 singles titles on the Challenger Tour, had ended the 2017 season with consecutive trophies in Champaign and Knoxville with Raja.

Paes has not featured in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam event for more than a year. The last time 44-year-old Paes played a quarterfinal at a Grand Slam was in 2016 at French Open where he and Marcin Matkowski had lost to Mike and Bob Bryan.

(With PTI Inputs)

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Highlights
  • Paes won his 25th ATP Challenger level doubles title with J Cerretani
  • The Indo-American pair beat Denis Kudla and Treat Huey 6-4, 7-5
  • Paes, world No 61, has won crucial 125 points with this win
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