Mankad-Hof in final of Florida challengerMay 16th, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Longboat Key (Florida), May 16 (IANS) India’s Harsh Mankad and American Kaes Van’t Hof shocked top seeds Carsten Ball and Travis Rettenmaier 2-6, 6-3, 10-5, to enter the final of the $50,000 Association of Tennis Professional (ATP) challenger.
The third-seeded Indo-American pair rallied after losing the first set to take the next set before clinching the super tie-breaker on the green clay here Friday.
Mankad-Hof next play second seeds Victor Estrella and Santiago Gonzalez who beat fourth seeds American pair Lester Cook and Michael Yani 7-6(6), 6-4.
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