Paes-Raja lift Knoxville Challenger title
ANI | Updated: Nov 13, 2017 11:10 IST
Tennessee [USA], November 13 (ANI): Indian tennis duo of Leander Paes and Purav Raja have lifted the Knoxville Challenger title after clinching a comfortable straight sets win in the finals of the men's doubles event here last evening.
The top-seeded pair produced a rich vein of form to sweep aside the American-Australian duo of James Cerretani and John Patrick Smith 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 in the summit showdown of the USD 75,000 hard court event that took place at the indoor hard court of Goodfriend Tennis Center tonight.
It is Paes and Raja's first-ever title after joining forces in August this year.
Earlier, Leander Paes won three Challenger level titles this season pairing with Canadian Adil Shamasdin and American Scott Lipsky.