Tennis: Double Runner-up Finish for Sasi Kumar Mukund at Baotou Challenger

first_img Baotou ChallengerSasi Kumar Mukund First Published: September 1, 2019, 3:53 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Baotou: In a career-best performance, upcoming Indian tennis player Sasi Kumar Mukund ended runner-up in both singles and doubles at the Baotou Challenger, here on Sunday.The 12th seed Mukund lost the singles title clash 4-6, 3-6 to Australian top seed James Duckworth in the USD 54,160 clay-court event. Reaching the Chennai Open semi-final was Mukund’s best singles performance before entering this event.Mukund earned USD 4240 for his effort and also 48 ranking points that will push him to career-best 235 when the new rankings will be issued after the conclusion of the US Open.The season has been an average one for the 21-year-old Mukund, who struggled to go beyond the second rounds on the Challenger circuit.In the doubles, Mukund and Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili lost 6-7(3), 2-6 to second seed Korean pair of Ji Sung Nam and Min-Kyu Song.Mukund split USD 1800 with Gabashvili. last_img read more