Ramanathan-Balaji win Cassis Challenger title
India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan and N Sriram Balaji on Saturday lifted the doubles title at the ATP Cassis Challenger event with a three-set win over Mexican pair of Hans Hach Verdugo and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela.
The third seed Indian pair defeated the second seed rivals 6-4, 3-6, 10-6 in the title clash of the €44820 hard court tournament.
They split €2670 as prize money and earned 80 ranking points each.
It is Ramkumar’s first doubles Challenger title since his triumph at the Bengaluru Open in February, 2020 with compatriot Purav Raja.
For Balaji, it’s his first doubles trophy since he won the Taipei Challenger in April 2019 with Israel’s Jonathan Erlich.
Ramkumar will now head straight to Finland for the Davis Cup tie, starting September 18.
Photo: Cassis Open Provence