By Kirti Patil
Pune: Australian third seed Max Purcell continued his brilliant run on the Indian swing of the ATP challengers adding the Pune title to his Titles at Chennai and Bengaluru winning the singles title at PMR open ATP challenger men’s 100 tennis championship. powered by Aryan Pumps and organized by the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) at the Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Tennis Stadium.
The third seeded Purcell ranked 155 currently took 1 hour and 18 minutes to outclass the 19-year-old 158th-ranked Italian Luca Nardi 6-2, 6-3.
Purcell will move to Top 100 at 95th in the ATP rankings , Nardi will move 25 places to top 125 .
Winner Max Purcell got a Trophy, $17,650 and 100 APT Points, Runner up Luca Nardi got Trophy, $10,380 and 60 ATP Points. Prizes were given away at the hands of Rahul Ranjan Mahiwal, PMRDA Commissioner, MSLTA Chairman Prashant Sutar, Hon Secretary of MSLTA and Tournament Director Sunder Iyer . . Secretaries of MSLTA Rajiv Desai, and Sheetal and ATP Supervisor Rogerio Santos.
Final:3-Max Purcell (AUS, 155) bt 4-Luca Nardi (ITA,) 6-2, 6-3.