Ilkley Trophy: Leander Paes wins doubles event with Canadian partner Adil Shamasdin
It is third title of the season for Paes on the ATP Challenger Tour and second with Shamasdin.
Ilkley: Veteran tennis star Leander Paes warmed up for the Wimbledon championships by winning the Aegon Ilkley Challenger trophy with Canadian partner Adil Shamasdin, following a come-from-behind win over Brydan Klien and Joe Salisbury on Saturday.
Top seeded Paes and Shamasdin rallied to beat the local wild card pair 2-6 6-2 10-8 in the summit clash of the Euro 127,000 grass court event.
Interestingly, both the teams broke each other twice and won 52 points each in the 66 minute match.
It is third title of the season for Paes on the ATP Challenger Tour and second with Shamasdin. The 45-year-old Indian had won the Tallahassee Challenger with American partner Scott Lipksy in April.
His first title of the season had come in Leon, Mexico with Shamasdin in March.
Djokovic stated he was not overjoyed with no fans being present inside the stadiums and the various limitations on movement but focused on winning a medal for his country.
The All India Tennis Association (AITA) earlier this month named a three-member Under-14 boys team comprising of Rethin Pranav RS, Kriish Ajay Tyagi and Tejas Ahuja for the prestigious tournament, scheduled to be held from 2 to 7 August.
The 25-year-old Briton, ranked 30 in the world, did not drop a set en route to the trophy and lost just 10 games in his final three matches. But he still needed four championship points before he could secure the title.