Divij and Raja clinch first Challenger title in Kyoto

PTI| Updated: Mar 08, 2014, 19:18 PM IST

Kyoto: Divij Sharan and Purav Raja came from behind to win their first title ATP Challenger title of the season as the top seeded Indians tamed Miachel Venus and Sanchai Ratiwatana via Super Tie-breaker in the summit clash of the All Japan Indoor Championships, here on Saturday.

Divij and Raja dropped the first set but came back strong for a 5-7 7-6(3) 10-4 win in one hour and 24 minutes in the final against the second-seeded Thai-Kiwi combine.

The Indians split USD 2480 and earned 80 ranking points each for their win.

Left-handed Divij was playing his second final of the season, having ended runner-up at Kolkata Challenger with Vishnu Vardhan.