Elias Ymer wins Fifth edition of KPIT-MSLTA ATP Challenger

Pune, November 24:   Elias Ymer Of Sweden played all round tennis to stop the winning streak of India No 1 Prajnesh Gunneswaran to lift the singles title at  the 5th edition KPIT MSLTA ATP Challenger organized by MSLTA and PMDTA  and played at the Mhalunge-Balewadi Tennis Complex here today.
 
In a pulsating finals watched by over 2000 spectators the third seeded Elias Ymer stopped event favourite Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-2, 7-5 in 1 hour 27 minutes in a high quality tennis match 
 
Ymer looked in control of the match broke the tired looking Prajnesh in the 6th and 8th game in the first set and in the 12th game at love .
 
It was The second title for Ymer who earlier won on Carpet in Paris three weeks ago , it was the second final in row for Prajnesh and a second loss at Pune have earlier lost 3 years ago to Sadio Dumba of France .
 
Ymer the winner of KPIT Men’s Challenger got $7,200 (Rs 5,25,000) and gain 80 ATP points, while the runners up got $4,053 (Rs. 2,95,000)  and  55 ATP points.
 
The prizes were given away at the hands of Mr. Kishor Patil President of PMDTA  and  Chairman of the organizing committee and MD of KPIT. Mr Bharat Oza President MSLTA ,  Mr.Sunder Iyer, Tournament Director and Hon sec. of MSLTA, Kaustubh Shah Organising secretary , ATP Supervisor Andrei Kornilov were present on the occasion.
 
Following are the results: Singles: Final Round:
[3] Elias Ymer (SWE) bt [4] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) 6-2, 7-5;
 
Doubles: Final Round:
N. Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) / Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) bt [3] HSIEH, Cheng-Peng(TPE) / YANG, Tsung-Hua (TPE) 7-6(3), 6-7(5), 10-7
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