Mankad-Battistone in QFs of Poznan Challenger
New Delhi: Harsh Mankad and his American partner Brian Battistone stunned third seeds Franco Ferreiro and Sebastian Prieto to storm into the doubles quarter-finals of the ATP Challenger tournament in Poznan, Poland.
The unseeded Indo-US pair came from behind to register a thrilling 5-7 6-3 12-10 win over the Brazilian-Argentine pair in the opening round of the euro 85,000 clay court event.
They next face Argentine combination of Martin Alund and Diego Junqueira.
Mankad had qualified for the Wimbledon men’s doubles draw for the first time in his career, recently.