Saketh Myneni wins 1st singles Challenger title of 2015 in Vietnam

Continuing with his sparkling show, Saketh Myneni clinched the Vietnam Open trophy, his first singles Challenger title of the season with a straight set win over Australia's Jordan Thompson.

PTI| Updated: Oct 18, 2015, 21:14 PM IST
Saketh Myneni wins 1st singles Challenger title of 2015 in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City: Continuing with his sparkling show, Saketh Myneni clinched the Vietnam Open trophy, his first singles Challenger title of the season with a straight set win over Australia's Jordan Thompson.

The fourth seed Indian saved five of the six breakpoints en route to a 7-5 6-3 win in the summit clash that lasted one hour and 27 minutes.

It was Myneni's second singles title at the Challenger

level, having won the Indore Open. With 90 points in pocket for his stupendous effort, Saketh is set to better his career-best rank which is 168 today.

When the new rankings chart will be out tomorrow, Myneni is expected to break into top-150.

Myneni has made steady progress as he ended a runner-up at the Izmir event and also played semifinals in Samarkand and Batman (Turkey) events.

Saketh though ended runner-up in the doubles with Sanam Singh after losing the final 6-1 3-6 8-10 to Tristan Lamasine and Nils Langer.