Chennai Open: Bopanna-Jeevan to take on Purav-Divij in doubles final
by Newsroom Staff Sunday, January 8th, 2017
New Delhi, Jan 8: It’s great going for Indian tennis as an Indian duo is set to face off against another domestic pair in the doubles blockbuster summit clash of Chennai Open.
When Purav Raja and Divij Sharan take on Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan at the Nungambakkam SDAT Tennis Stadium this evening, it will be a historic first in any ATP event.
A home team is set to take the trophy after five years as the last time an Indian side triumphed in the event was in 2011 when Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi took the title. The doubles final would be played past the singles title clash between the second seed Roberto Bautista of Spain and Russian player Daniil Medvedev.
Divij and Purav reached the final on Friday with a 6-4, 6-2 win against the second-seeded Argentine pair Guillermo Duran and Andres Molteni.
While the established pair of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja will gun for their third ATP title together, Bopanna and Jeevan are combining only for second time in their career.