Talon Grikspoor of the Netherlands won the singles title at the Maharashtra Open tennis tournament in Pune
The Netherlands' Tallon Griekspoor prevailed in three-set final against Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi to win his maiden ATP World Tour title as the first-time finalists dished out a gripping game of tennis in Pune on 7 January.
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Grikspoor (World No. 95) won a thrilling 4-6 7-5 6-3 title against his French opponent in two hours and 16 minutes to clinch the fifth edition of Tata Open Maharashtra title.
Both the players put on a scintillating performance in front of a packed Center Court crowd at the Balewadi Stadium and enthralled the fans with their breathtaking shot-making and tenacity.
The two had played a lot of junior tennis together, and in the 2021 season, were on a winning spree of Challengers, with Grikspur winning eight of those titles, Bonzi winning six.
It has been almost a decade since the Netherlands won a singles title on Tour.
South Asia's only ATP 250 was organised by the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) in association with the Government of Maharashtra for the fifth year in Pune.
Earlier, the Indian pair of N Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan finished runners-up in doubles after going down 4-6, 4-6 against fourth seeded pair of Sander Gille and Joran Willijn in the final.
Gille and Vliegen secured their sixth ATP Tour title.
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