Jeevan Neduncheziyan outplayed Croatia’s Mate Pavic 6-1, 6-1 in the final of the Cricket Club of India (CCI) ITF Futures $15,000 tournament at the CCI courts here on Saturday.
This was Jeevan’s fourth Futures win in two years, the earlier ones being at Pune and Kolkata (2011) and Madurai (April, 2012). He won $1950 and collected 27 ATP points.
The 24-year-old had damaged his knee in the Gandhinagar Futures, suffered a stomach tear in Iran in August and underwent a six-week rehabilitation. Making a comeback, he won the Nationals defeating Arjun Kadhe in the final.
“I think the rehab has worked very well. I kept the momentum with me right through the match. There were one or two close calls early in the second set and he (Pavic) allowed that to get on his nerves.
“I think I had the advantage of winning finals before. I will now focus on the Futures in Pune. My aim is to be in good health and not worry about defending the points I won here,” Jeevan added.
The results (finals):
Singles: Jeevan Neduncheziyan bt Mate Pavic 6-1, 6-1.
Doubles: Purav Raja & Saketh Myneni bt N. Sriram Balaji & Arun Prakash Rajagopalan 6-0, 6-7(5), 10-8.