Srichaphan lifts Tata Open trophy

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand elevated his game to great heights to win his third ATP tour title, thrashing Karol Kucera of Slovakia 6-3, 6-1 in 69 minutes in

Srichaphan lifts Tata Open trophy

Chennai:

Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand elevated his game to great heights to win his third ATP tour title, thrashing Karol Kucera of Slovakia 6-3, 6-1 in 69 minutes in the Tata Open singles final in Chennai.Second-seeded Paradorn, whose career took an upward swing ever since he finished as the losing finalist here last year, was right on course for the title from the beginning of the match. Paradorn did not drop a single set en route to the final, where his fine victory capped a superb run for the Thai.This is Paradorn's third title win inside five months, winning the Stockholm and Long Island Opens besides bagging the Asian Games gold to emerge as a force to reckon with in world tennis.The Thai collected $54,000 and the glittering Tata Open Trophy, while Kucera took away $31,500. Knowle-Kohlmann pair lift doubles titleJulian Knowle of Austria and Michael Kohlmann of Germany stunned the fourth-seeded Czech combination of Frantisek Cermak and Leos Friedl 7-6 (7/1), 7-6 (7/3) to lift the doubles title.The keenly contested match saw booming serves and brilliant winners. The two pairs reserved their best for the tie-break in both the sets after 22 of the 24 games went on serve.The winners became richer by $26,550 while the Czech pair collected $15,630. (PTI)



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