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Tamil Nadu's Fahad Mohammed wins tennis title

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Fifth seed of outclassed Pune teenager 6-4, 6-2 in the singles final of the J S Pereira Memorial AITA Ranking mens tournament here Saturday.

The 22-year-old Mohammed, who trains at the Just Academy in Chennai, was quite consistent with his serves and with clever change of tactics unsettled his 18-year -old opponent who did well to keep pace till 4-all in the first set.

Mohammed, after holding serve in the ninth game, forced Sharma into committing a couple of unforced errors to win the 10th game and to take the first set in a little less than 45 minutes.

The Chennai-based Mohammed was dominant in the second set and snatched a break in the fourth game to take a 3-1 lead. He broke Sharma's serve for the second time in the eighth game to win the set in 32 minutes and complete a satisfying victory.

Mohammed received the trophy and a cash award of Rs 26,000, while Sharma was presented with the runners-up trophy and a cash prize of Rs 18,000.

Mohammed and Sharma also earned 30 and 22 AITA ranking points, respectively.

Earlier in the doubles final, the top-seeded pair of of and of easily defeated the unseeded combination of Shivam Dalmia from Delhi and of as they breezed to a straight sets 6-1, 6-4 victory.

Results: Men's singles (final): 5-(TN) bt (MH) 6-4, 6-2.

Men's doubles (final): (WB)/ (MP) bt Shivam Dalmia (DL)/(TN) 6-1, 6-4.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 18:40 IST