Indian couple N Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan they lost to Belgian Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen Maharashtra Open 2023 The men’s doubles final at Balewadi Stadium in Pune on Saturday.
The Indian duo, who entered the tournament as an alternate pair, lost a match against fourth-seeded Belgium 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and 10 minutes.
It was the sixth ATP Tour title for Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen, who defeated US Open champions Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury in Friday’s semi-final.
Earlier in the N competition, Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan stunned second-seeded Americans Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow in the quarterfinals. The Indian tennis players also defeated the British Julian Cash and Henry Patten in the semi-finals.
N Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan started the match positively and held the first game. However Indian tennis players they were quickly broken and lost the first set, despite their strong performances in the patches.
The Indian duo, who played their first ATP Tour final since debuting as a team in 2012, were also broken early in the second set. Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen did not take their foot off the gas and finished the match straight sets.
The Maharashtra Open is South Asia’s only ATP 250 event held annually.
In the singles final, Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor defeated Benjamin Bonzi of France 4-6, 7-5, 6-3. It was Griekspoor’s first ATP Tour singles title.
Winners of Maharashtra Open 2023
Men’s Doubles: Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen (Belgium)
Single men: Tallon Griekspoor (Netherlands)