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Leander Paes and Purav Raja lift Knoxville Challenger tennis title

Leander Paes and Purav Raja swept aside the duo of James Cerretani and John Patrick Smith 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 in the summit showdown of the Knoxville Challenger tennis tournament in Tennessee

tennis Updated: Nov 13, 2017 11:36 IST
Leander Paes and Purav Raja won the Knoxville Challenger title.
Leander Paes and Purav Raja won the Knoxville Challenger title. (Twitter: @puravraja)

Leander Paes and Purav Raja lifted the Knoxville Challenger title after clinching a comfortable straight sets win in the finals of the men’s doubles event here last evening.

The top-seeded pair swept aside the American-Australian duo of James Cerretani and John Patrick Smith 7-6, 7-6 in the summit showdown of the USD 75,000 hard court event that took place at the indoor hard court of Goodfriend Tennis Center tonight.

It is Paes and Raja’s first-ever title after joining forces in August this year.

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Earlier, Leander Paes won three Challenger level titles this season pairing with Canadian Adil Shamasdin and American Scott Lipsky.

Raja, on the other hand, before partnering with Paes, had sealed the Bordeaux Challenger title with Divij Sharan besides making it to the summit showdown of the Chennai Open.