Prakash-Ram in Turkey challenger doubles final

May 16th, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Izmir (Turkey), May 16 (IANS) India’s Prakash Amritraj and American Rajeev Ram overcame stoic resistance from Russians Michail Elgin and Alexandre Kudryavtsev 7-6(8), 1-6, 10-5, to enter the doubles final of the 64,000 euros Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) challenger here Friday.
Prakash, who of late has been plagued by a calf injury, bowed out of the singles with a 2-6, 4-6 loss to Czech Pavel Snobel in the quarter-final.

The second-seeded Indo-American pair now play top seeded Israelis Jonathan Erlich and Harel Levy, who beat fourth-seeded Ukrainian pair Sergei Bubka and Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-2, 6-1, for the title clash.

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