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Paes, Raja in final of Knoxville Challenger

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

and Purav Raja earned an opportunity to win their first title together by reaching the final of the ATP Knoxville Challenger event in the

Top seeded Paes and Raja got past Ruan Roelofse and Joe Salisbury 7-6(4) 6-3 in the semifinals of the USD 75000 hard event.


It will be first final for Paes and Raja after joining forces since in August, playing their first event at ATP 250 Winston-Salem.

Paes has won three Challenger level titles this season -- Leon and Ilkley events with Canadian Adil Shamasdin and Tallahassee trophy with American Scott Lipsky.

Paes also made a number of semifinals at ATP 250 level and has not lost a final this season.

Raja before teaming up with Paes had won Bordeaux Challenger with Divij Sharan and also made the final of the ATP 250 Open.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, November 12 2017. 22:13 IST
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