Bopanna to meet Mankad in ITF Futures final

April 4th, 2008 - 10:19 pm ICT by admin  


Chandigarh, April 4 (IANS) India’s Harsh Mankad upset third seed Hyun-Woo Nam of South Africa Friday to set up a title showdown against compatriot Rohan Bopanna in the ITF men’s Futures Tennis tournament here at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association complex. Unseeded Mankad came from behind to beat Nam 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 while top seed Rohan Bopanna thrashed compatriot Divij Sharan 6-4, 7-5 in the semi-finals.

Later in the day, it turned out to be a double delight for Mankad as partnering Rupesh he entered the doubles final defeating Yuki Bhambri and Kamala Kanan 6-3, 6-1.

They will next meet third - seeded pair of Rohan Gajjar and Purav Raja, who upset top seed Vivek Shokeen and Ashutosh Singh 6-4, 6-7, 10-4 in the super-tiebreak.

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