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Sanam Singh triumphs

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Sanam Singh defeated Saketh Myneni 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 to win the ITF Futures singles tennis title at Cosmopolitan Club, here on Saturday.

Sanam, in the final that lasted for 115 minutes, rallied to win his third consecutive ITF title by breaking Saketh, who was serving for the match at 5-4 in the final set. Saketh committed double faults at crucial junctures to let Sanam off the hook. Sanam broke in the 10th game and later in the 12th to win the title. He had earlier won the singles titles at Chandigarh and Bhopal ITF tournaments.

Sanam won the first set, breaking Saketh in the 10th game. The second set saw a rejuvenated Saketh who broke Sanam in the first and later in the third and fifth games to take the initiative. Saketh used his height and first serve to his advantage, but committed too many unforced errors.

Director General of Police, Dinesh Reddy, gave away the prizes.

The result: Final: Sanam Singh bt Saketh Myneni 6-4, 4-6, 7-5.

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