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Manav Thakkar shines in Portugal Open TT

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Top-seeded Thakkar clinched the singles and doubles titles at the Junior and Cadet Open in Guimaraes.

defeated compatriot Jeet Chandra in a singles match which went down to the wire. He won 11-5, 7-11, 10-12, 11-8, 9-11, 11-4, 11-9 on Wednesday night.

He had beaten fifth-seed Italian 11-9, 11-6, 11-3, 9-11, 11-5 in the pre-quarterfinals, Portugal's Goncalo Gomez 11-5, 11-5, 11-9, 11-4 in the quarterfinals and third-seeded Indian Snehit 11-8, 6-11, 11-7, 11-5, 7-11, 6-11, 11-4 in the semifinals.

partnered with to win the doubles title, as the top Indian pair overcame a stiff challenge from compatriots, second seeds Jeet Chandra and Snehit Suravajjula before winning 11-7, 11-6, 13-15, 7-11, 11-6.

Jeet also put up a fine effort throughout the tournament as he beat Italy's 8-11, 11-7, 8-11, 9-11, 11-7, 13-11, 11-8 in the pre-quarters and then Chinese 11-5, 9-11, 11-7, 12-10, 11-7 before defeating Spaniard 12-10, 7-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-5, 11-5 in the semifinals.

The other successful included and who won a bronze medal each in the junior girls singles after failing to go past the semifinal hurdles.

Top-seeded Indian Selenadeepthi lost her match to local favourite Liu Yangzi 8-11, 16-18, 8-11, 3-11 while China's beat Swastika 13-11, 11-3, 11-6, 12-10.

Earlier, the Chennai girl, pairing up with Italian Marie Chapet, lost their semifinals in junior girls doubles to third-seeded duo of and 7-11, 6-11, 9-11 to settle for bronze medals.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 17:00 IST
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