Murali wins veterans title at ISC tennis tourney
December 6, 2017 | 5:35 PM
Veterans singles: Winner R. Murali, left, and KK Girish. Photo - Supplied

Muscat: R. Murali captured the veterans’ singles title at the Arabia Falcon Insurance-sponsored Annual Tennis Tournament organised by the Indian Social Club (ISC).

In the veterans’ singles final, Murali played vintage tennis to upset defending champion KK Girish 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.

Scores went neck-and-neck in the first set as both battled hard to gain the upperhand.

Murali and Girish matched each other stroke for stroke and at one stage Girish held a 6-5 (40-15) lead and on the verge of pocketing the first set when Murali turned the tables to force the tie-breaker which he won.

Murali was at his fluent best and hardly made any mistakes as pressure told on Girish and Murali breezed past to avenge his defeat to Girish in last year’s final.

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