Mankad-Ashutosh in Manchester Challenger final

July 19th, 2008 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS  


New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India’s Harsh Mankad and Ashutosh Singh swept aside the challenge of second seed British pair of Joshua Goodall and Swede Michael Ryderstedt to enter the doubles finals of LTA Manchester Trophy Challenger tennis tournament. The fourth seeded Indian pair rallied from a set down to win 5-7, 7-6 (2), 10-4 in the super tie-break at the grass court event here Friday.

Harsh and Ashutosh will now meet the top-seeded Australian duo Adam Feeney and Robert Smeets in the title clash. Feeney-Smeets defeated third seeded British pair Richard Bloomfield and Ken Skupski 6-4, 6-4 in the other semi-final.

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