Istomin- Elgin win doubles title at $125000 Tashkent ATP Challenger

Tashkent , October 14 : Local hero Denis Istomin and Mikhail Elgin of Russia upset Third seeds Leander Paes of India and Andre Begemann  of Germany to win   the  doubles finals   at  the ninth edition of the  $125000 Tashkent ATP Challenger   being played  at the Olympic Tennis School in Tashkent.

In the finals  Birthday boy Russian Mikhail Elgin and Uzbek Denis Istomin  scored a 6-4,6-2 win over  Paes and Begemann  to claim the title.The winners of the event will get 125 ATP points and $7750 while the runners up got $4500 and 75 points .

Denis Istomin also placed himself in line for the double crown reaching the finals in the singles  he will clash withFifth seeded  Konstantin Kravchuk of Russia   in the finals

In the semifinals Fifth seeded Russian Konstantin played convincingly,  to oust eighth seeded Mirza Basic of  Bosnia Herzegovina  7-5,6-3 in 1 hour and 21 minutes. In the other semifinal lasting 1 hour and 11 minutes Local star Denis Istomin stopped  Sixth seeded Lukas Lacko of Slovakia to keep alive his bid for his third title here

Following are the results Singles  ( Semi finals)

[5] Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS)  bt [8] Mirza Basic (BIH)  7-5,6-3

[7] Denis Istomin (UZB) bt   [6] Lukas Lacko (SVK) 

(Quarterfinals Unfinished)

[7] Denis Istomin (UZB) bt [Q] Ivan Dodig (CRO) 64,7-6(15-13)

[6] Lukas Lacko (SVK) bt [2] Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 4-6,7-6(3),6-4

Doubles Finals

Mikhail Elgin (RUS)/Denis Istomin (UZB) bt [3] Andre Begemann (GER) / Leander Paes (IND)  6-4,6-2

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