India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan and N Sriram Balaji won the doubles title by defeating Hans Hach Verdugo and Miguel Angel Reyes Varela of Mexico in the ATP Cassis Challenger tennis tournament. The third seeded Indian pair defeated the second seeded rival 6-4, 3-6, 10-6.
With this win, Ramkumar and Balaji got 2670 Euros and 80 ranking points. This was Ramkumar’s first doubles Challenger title since February 2020. Balaji’s last doubles title was won in April 2019 as the Taipei Challenger.
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This is the 7th doubles challenger title of 31-year-old Balaji’s career. Balaji has won 42 future doubles titles, including one in 2014 with Ramkumar.
Ramkumar was defeated 7-6(7), 6-4 by Britain’s eighth seed Liam Brody in the singles quarterfinals. Ramkumar will now play Davis Cup in Finland from September 18.