Leander Paes Wins Tallahassee Challenger Title of the men’s double

The top-seeded Indo-American pair of Leander Paes and Scott Lipsky defeated Argentine third seeds Leonardo Mayer and Maximo Gonzalez to win the Tallahassee Challenger title of the men’s double. This title win is Paes’ 2nd Challenger level title of the season. The 2017 Tallahassee Tennis Challenger was played on green clay courts between 24 and 29 April 2017.

Tallahassee Tennis Challenger is a professional tennis tournament that is currently played as a part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour. The tournament is played on outdoor hard courts. Since 2000, it is held annually at the Forestmeadows Tennis Complex in Tallahassee, Florida, United States.

Veteran Indian tennis player Leander Paes won his second Challenger-level title of the season but Ramkumar Ramanathan had to be content with a runner-up finish at the USD 75000 clay-court event. The top-seeded pair of Paes and American Scott Lipsky came from behind to pip Argentine third seeds Leonardo Mayer and Maximo Gonzalez 4-6 7-6(5) 10-7 in the summit clash. Paes had won the Leon Challenger in Mexico with Adil Shamasdin, earlier.

Tallahassee Challenger title was the second Challenger title of the season for Paes, who earned 80 ranking points for his effort. However, Ramkumar, who was playing the first Challenger level final of his career, lost the title match 2-6 7-6(6) 5-7 to Slovenian qualifier Blaz Rola. The 22-year-old Indian earned 48 ranking points and a pay cheque of USD 6,360.

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