The top-seeded Indian pair of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja defeated second seeds Sanchai Ratiwatana of Thailand and Michael Venus of New Zealand 5-7, 7-6(3), 10-4 in the doubles final of the Challenger tennis tournament at Kyoto, Japan, on Saturday.

The Indian duo, who had won the title last year as well, collected 80 ATP points and $2,480. It was the second Challenger title together as a pair for Divij and Purav, who had won the Tour event in Bogota last year and had also qualified for Wimbledon.

It was the fifth Challenger doubles title for Divij, who had won three other titles with Yuki Bhambri, Vishnu Vardhan and Karan Rastogi.

It was the fifth Challenger doubles title for Purav, who had won two other titles with Treat Huey of Philippines and one with Sadik Kadir of Australia.

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