Tennis: Divij Sharan bags fifth ATP career title


St Petersburg: Divij Sharan on Sunday claimed his fifth ATP career title after winning the St Petersburg Open doubles crown, partnering Igor Zelenay of Slovakia.

The Indo-Slovakian got past Italian pair of Matteo Berrettini and Simone Bolelli 6-3, 3-6, 10-8 in tie-breaker in the hard-fought summit clash that lasted for one hour and 17 minutes.

An ecstatic Divij dedicated the title to his mother on her birthday. This is Divij’s second title of the season after winning the Maharashtra Open in Pune earlier this year.

US Open finalist Daniil Medvedev crushed Borna Coric on his way to winning the ATP event in Saint Petersburg on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-1 victory.

World number four Medvedev, who since July has reached five finals in as many tournaments, won his third title of the year and sixth of his career.

Medvedev, 23, won the first set in 40 minutes after breaking Coric for the first time at 3-2 and blitzed the Croat in the second to comfortably claim the title.

The St. Petersburg Open is a professional men’s tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It is part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the Association of Tennis Professionals World Tour. The tournament was held annually at the Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex in St. Petersburg, Russia, since 1995.

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