Bengaluru, November 15: The home crowd could not have asked for a better finish to the USD 150,000 Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger than an all Indian final. In contrasting semifinals played at the KSLTA here on Friday, Saketh Myneni came back from a set down to win against Khazak Aleksandr Nedovyesov 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 while fourth seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran brushed aside the challenge of Brayden Schnur 6-4, 6-1. Incidentally it is only the second time in the Challenger history that two Indians will be figuring in a final.
The Australian duo of Max Purcell and Luke Seville upset the second seeds Purav Raja of India and Antonio Sancic of Crotia 7-6 (3), 6-3 to lift the doubles crown. Incidentally, this is the fourth finals for Purav in six final appearances, winning the other two.
Results (Semifinals) (Prefix denoted seeding, parenthesis denotes country): WC-Saketh Myneni (IND) bt Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4; 4-Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) bt Brayden Schnur (CAN) 6-4, 6-1.
Doubles (final): Max Purcell (AUS) / Luke Seville (AUS) bt 2- Purav Raja (IND) / Antonio Sancic (CRO) 7-6 (3), 6-3
WC-Saketh Myneni (IND) Vs. 4-Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) 6 PM onwards.