The Australian gets his second Challenger title in a row after winning the Bangalore Challenger (3-6, 7-5, 7-6(5)) a week after the win in Chennai.
Times are good for Max Purcell. The Australian tennis player picked up his second Challenger in just a week after the challenger achieved just seven days ago in Chennai. In the final, he managed to defeat his compatriot James Duckworth in three sets and see himself knocked out, though he eventually broke away and won the deciding tie-break in the third round.
Max Purcell keeps winning
Purcell and Duckworth squared off in a 100% Australian final, where James was a slight favourite. Things got off to the best start for Duckworth as he took advantage of one break in the first set to advance to the final and stay just one set away from the final victory. thanks to his greater determination and consistency in closing points against Purcell, who saw his good serve not follow him at the key moment of the first set.
Duckworth started the second set with very clear ideas and it wasn’t long before he got another break that put things in his face to win the title in Bangalore, but Purcell didn’t give up. and he managed to instill doubt in his rival in the form of unforced errors which allowed him to return to the match with a painful second up his sleeve who ended up falling on his side to force the decisive third sleeve.
The decisive third set was high tension, and there was no break in it, thanks to both the serving and the good work of the end. the final tie-break was what decided the winner in a painful match with plenty of drama until the end. It didn’t take long for Purcell to show why he is a very dangerous player when inspired, finally managing to win in sudden death at the expense of Duckworth, who couldn’t prevent defeat at the hands of an inspired Purcell, proving his entry into the game. top 150 in the world.