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Tennis-Khachanov clinches maiden title at Chengdu Open
October 2, 2016 / 1:16 PM / a year ago

Tennis-Khachanov clinches maiden title at Chengdu Open

Oct 2 (Reuters) - Russian tyro Karen Khachanov produced a stirring fightback to clinch his first ATP title with a 6-7(4) 7-6(3) 6-3 win over Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the final of the inaugural Chengdu Open on Sunday.

The 20-year-old, ranked 101st in the world, is expected to soar nearly 50 places in the ATP standings after humbling fifth seed Ramos-Vinolas.

Playing in his third ATP final, Ramos-Vinolas converted his only break point early in the match and looked poised to clinch the first set easily but Khachanov forced a tiebreak before surrendering it 7-4.

However, Khachanov levelled the match against the Spaniard when he bagged a tightly-contested second set 7-3 in the tiebreak.

Khachanov, who had beaten three seeded players en-route to his first ATP final, relied on his strong service game to complete a memorable win. (Reporting by Nivedita Shankar in Bengaluru, editing by)

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