The top-seeded Indian team of Yuki Bhambri and Sakith Mainini came from behind to win the Bangkok Open title, their sixth together on the ATP Challenger Tour, as they defeated Christopher Rangkat and Akira Santin here on Saturday. .
Playing their seventh final together, the Indians defeated the Indonesian-Australian combo 2-6 7-6(7) 14-12 in a thrilling and close final that lasted one hour and 50 minutes.
Yuki and Saketh, who joined forces last year, made six Challenger finals and won five of them between April and October last year.
A win on Saturday would likely see the 28-year-old Yuki reach a career-high doubles rank of 90, while the 35-year-old Mainini should also touch a career-best 74 on the ATP doubles chart.
He will next compete in the Australian Open — the first Grand Slam of the season — where he has been given a wild-card entry.
This story was republished from a wire agency feed without editing the text.
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