- Thursday 02 Apr 2020
Paes finishes second best in his last outing at home
PTI, Feb 16, 2020, 11:45 AM IST
Bengaluru: Veteran Leander Paes’ final ATP Tour match on home soil ended on a disappointing note as he and his partner Matthew Ebden lost to Indian pair of Purav Raja and Ramkumar Ramanathan in the men’s doubles final of the Bengaluru Open here on Saturday.
Paes, who is playing his final year of professional tennis, and his Australian partner Ebden were no match for their rivals, losing 0-6 3-6 in the summit clash that lasted just 56 minutes.
Paes, 46, and Ebden had qualified for the final after beating third seeds Andre Goransson of Sweden and Indonesia’s Christopher Rungkat 7-5 0-6 10-7 in the semifinals.
Raja and Ramanathan, on the other hand, entered the last-four round after Saketh Myneni and Matt Reid of Australia conceded the other semifinal contest.
India’s campaign in singles came to an end on Thursday after the likes of Prajnesh Gunneswarah, Sumit Nagal, Ramkumar Ramanathan, Saketh Myneni, Niki Poonacha, and Sidharth Rawat all crashed out.
After the defeat, an emotional Paes said that he will miss the massive support from the home crowd.
“The fact that I’ve played my last match in India it sunk in after the match when I was signing autographs. A young girl must have been five or six years old gave me a ‘One Last Roar’ t-shirt which was twice her size,” he said.
“She gave it to me and said, ‘Leander, can you sign this?’. She must have been about 40 years younger than me, and she wanted my autograph. It meant a lot to me because she recognized the effort I have put into my career,” Peas said.
“And when I signed the t-shirt and gave it to her, she turned around and said ‘Bye’. She said bye. That’s a great way to go,” Paes added.
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