30 Jan '11, 2pm

Tennis: Rain forces ATP Challenger indoors

Tennis: Rain forces ATP Challenger indoors

SINGAPORE: Incessant rain on Sunday saw the ATP Challenger tennis tournament shift to the Singapore Island Country from Kallang tennis centre. The much anticipated event marked the return of professional tennis to Singapore after a 10-year absence. On Sunday morning, the organisers had to take the drastic decision to move to an indoor venue. Already, some matches had been brought forward from Saturday to Sunday because of the rain. With a roof over their heads, the men's doubles final was played to a small but enthusiastic crowd at the indoor court. Top seed American David Martin and Scott Lipsky clinched the title after edging out crowd favourites and second seeds, the Ratiwatana twins, Sanchai and Sonchat of Thailand in three sets, 5-7,6-1,10-8. But the men's singles finals would only be played on Monday morning at the same venue, due to the unavailability of the courts ...

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