Tricky Indian pair Purav Raja/Ramkumar Ramanathan wins doubles title at Bengaluru ATP Challenger. Indian duo Purav RAJA/Ramkumar RAMANATHAN scored resounding victory over Leander Paes/ Matthew Ebden pair 6-0,6-3 in the final.
Intesting fact, its 3rd title for this Indian duo as pair. Purav Raja/Ramkumar Ramanathan only competed 4 events as a pair. Out of 4 events, they won 3 doubles title and reached semifinal on recently concluded Maharashtra Open,which is biggest ATP event in south Asia.
This tournament is very special for doubles legend of Indian tennis Leander Paes as this was last event for him on Indian soil. In the final, Leander Paes and along his partner Matthew Ebden tried their best. But Purav RAJA/Ramkumar RAMANATHAN pair had last laugh. As a result, Purav RAJA/Ramkumar RAMANATHAN pair wins the battle and eventually wins the title. Already Leander Paes had announced that 2020 will be his farewell year.
After the defeat, an emotional Paes said he will miss the massive support from the home crowd.
“The fact that I’ve played my last match in India , it sunk in after the match when I was signing autographs. A young girl must have been five or six years old – gave me a ‘One Last Roar’ t-shirt which was twice her size,” Leander said “She gave it to me and said, ‘Leander, can you sign this?’ She must have been about 40 years younger to me, and she wanted my autograph. It meant a lot to me, because she recognised the effort I have put into my career.” And when I signed the t-shirt and gave it to her, she turned around and said ‘Bye’. She said bye. That’s a great way to go,”Leander Paes added.