Paes warms up for Wimbledon with Ilkley Challenger title with Shamasdin
Leander Paes (left) with Adil Shamasdin after winning the men’s doubles title in Ilkley on Saturday. Pic/Getty Images
India's veteran tennis star Leander Paes warmed up for the Wimbledon championships by winning the Aegon Ilkley Challenger trophy with his Canadian partner Adil Shamasdin, following a come-from-behind win over Brydan Klien and Joe Salisbury, here on Saturday.
Top seeded Paes and Shamasdin rallied to beat the local wild card pair 2-6, 6-2, 10-8 in the summit clash of the Euro 127,000 grass court event.
Interestingly, both the teams broke each other twice and won 52 points each in the 66 minute match.
It is third title of the season for Paes on the ATP Challenger Tour and second with Shamasdin.
The 45-year-old Indian had won the Tallahassee Challenger with American partner Scott Lipksy in April. His first title of the season had come in Leon, Mexico with Shamasdin in March.
52 No. of points won by both pairs in the 66-minute match
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