Sasi Kumar Mukund awaits maiden Challenger title
The climax did not pan out the way he wanted, as Sasi Kumar Mukund was beaten in both the singles and doubles finals of the $54,160 Challenger tennis tournament in Baotou, China, on Sunday.
The 22-year-old Mukund, ranked 285 in the world, was beaten by the top seed James Duckworth of Australia 6-4, 6-3 in the singles final.
While Mukund collected 48 ATP points and $4,240, the champion pocketed 80 points and $7,200.
In the doubles final, Mukund in partnership with Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia was beaten by the second seeded Koreans, Nam Ji Sung and Song Min-Kyu 7-6(3), 6-2.
Mukund and partner collected 48 points and $1,800. The champion team won 80 points and $3,100.
$54,160 Challenger, Baotou, China
Singles (final): James Duckworth (AUS) bt Sasi Kumar Mukund 6-4, 6-3.
Doubles (final): Nam Ji Sung & Sng Min-Kyu (KOR) bt Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) & Sasi Kumar Mukund 7-6(3), 6-2.
(Courtesy: The Hindu)