Double runner-up finish for Mukund at ATP Challenger Tour

Indian tennis player Sasi Kumar Mukund ended runner-up in both singles and doubles at ATP Challenger Tour, in Baotou, China today. The 12th seed Mukund lost the singles title clash 4-6 3-6 to Australian top seed James Duckworth in the clay-court event. 

In the doubles, Mukund and Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili lost 6-7 (3) 2-6 to second seed Korean pair of Ji Sung Nam and Min-Kyu Song.

Reaching the Chennai Open semifinal was Mukund’s best singles performance before entering this event. Mukund earned 48 ranking points that will push him to career-best 235 when the new rankings will be issued after the conclusion of the US Open.

The Hindu

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