Santo Domingo Open: Leander Paes-Miguel Angel Reyyes-Varela fight back from one set down to win final

New Delhi: Old warhorse Leander Paes showed he still had it as the veteran tennis star won his second Challenger level title of the season, lifting the Santo Domingo Open trophy with partner Miguel Angel Reyyes-Varela.

Miguel Angel Reyyes-Varela and Leander Paes lost the first set, but fought back to win the Santo Domingo Open. Twitter@micky_rv

Miguel Angel Reyyes-Varela and Leander Paes lost the first set, but fought back to win the Santo Domingo Open. Twitter@micky_rv

The second seeded Indo-Mexican pair, playing its second consecutive final, came from behind to beat Ariel Behar and Roberto Quiroz 4-6, 6-3, 10-5 in the final, which lasted one hour and 26 minutes. Paes, who is ranked 69, added 110 ranking points to his tally and shared a prize purse of $7750 with his partner.

Last week, the 45-year-old Paes and Angel ended runners-up at Monterrey Challenger to Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Marcelo Arevalo. Paes also ended runner-up at Chicago, Dallas on the ATP Challenger circuit and won the Newport Beach event in January.

Apart from these, Paes also reached the final of Winston-Salem Open and Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on the ATP World Tour, ending runner-up with Jamie Cerretani in both the tournaments.


Updated Date: Oct 14, 2018 19:00 PM

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