Nitin Sinha wins ATT singles title as Vishnu Vardhan concedes

Vishnu Vardhan was hit by cramps and withdrew in the opening game of the final set.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Published:November 13, 2016 10:50 pm
Nitin Sinha, Nitin Sinha ATT, Vishnu Vardhan ATT, ATT Vishnu Vardhan, Tennis News, Tennis Vishnu Vardhan suffered cramps in the title clash. (Source: File)

Promising local lad Nitin Sinha clinched the BTA-Asian Tennis Tour singles title after top seed and national champion Vishnu Vardhan conceded the final in the third set, due to cramps.

Sinha won 6-7(10) 7-6(3) as Vardhan withdrew in the opening game of the final set. Both players held their serve till 3-3 and Vishnu broke Nitin to take a 4-3 lead but the home favourite broke back immediately to level 4-4.

The set went on to tiebreak but Nitin had a double fault at 5-3 as Vishnu bounced back and eventually Vishnu won the tie break at 12-10. In the second set Nitin broke in the first game and went on holding till Vishnu again broke at Nitin serving at 5-4.

In the tie break with Nitin 4-3 up Vishnu started cramping and eventually lost the set. Trailing 15-30 in the first game, Vishnu conceded the match.