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.

PTI June 24, 2017 20:04:18 IST
Ilkley Trophy: Leander Paes wins doubles event with Canadian partner Adil 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.

Ilkley Trophy Leander Paes wins doubles event with Canadian partner Adil Shamasdin

Leander Paes and Adil Shamasdin pose with the trophy after winning the Ilkley Challenger. Image credit-Twitter: @WYSdaily

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.

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