Manish Sureshkumar crowned as the ITF Men’s $15,000 Indore champion
By Saurabh Singh | AITA
India’s Manish Sureshkumar triumphed over Aussie teenager Philip Sekulic in a three set battle to be crowned as the singles champion at the ITF Men’s $15,000 tournament held from 8th to 14th November at Indore Tennis Club in Indore.
22 year old Sureshkumar won the match 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to lift the second ITF singles title of his young career.
Sureshkumar’s maiden title on the ITF World Tennis Tour came three years ago in Sri Lanka.
With this win, the winner accumulated 10 ITF ranking points and earned a paycheck of $2,160 while the runner up Sekulic earned $1,272 with 6 ranking points.
In the doubles action, second seeded pairing of Anirudh Chandrasekar and Nitin Kumar Sinha had caused an upset to top seeds Vishnu Vardhan and Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha.
With this, both singles and doubles trophy are won by Indian players in the first tournament of Indian Swing of events on the ITF World Tennis Tour. Next, the Tour makes a stop at New Delhi for another ITF Men’s $15,000 event to be held at RK Khanna Tennis Stadium followed by Gurugram (Men’s $15,000) in the week after.
Manish Sureshkumar  (IND) Def. Philip Sekulic (AUS) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Anirudh Chandrasekar (IND)/Nitin Kumar Sinha (IND)  Def. Vishnu Vardhan (IND)/Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND) 6-4, 6-4