The Marshalls clinched the tie 23-15 after it went into 'overtime', in which Marcos Baghdatis won the last game to seal the deal at the CLTA Stadium.
This victory has broken the home team jinx that has plagued the Champions Tennis League teams till now. Mumbai Tennis Masters lost their home matches in Mumbai, while V Chennai Warriors came agonizingly close to a victory before faltering in Chennai last night.
Punjab was leading 22-15 after the end of the last set that was won by Rangers' Roberto Bautista Agut. Since rules of the league requires the team leading (in terms of games) to win the final game, the match went into overtime.
Punjab Marshalls captain Greg Rusedski gave the Chandigarh franchise a head start with a 5-2 win against former World No.1 Thomas Muster of Raipur Rangers in the legends singles set.

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