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.
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