Balaji emerged as the national champion by beating fellow CTL player and regular doubles partner Vishnu Vardhan (7-5, 6-3) in a close straight set encounter at the finals.

It was double delight for Balaji in the fenesta national tennis championships as he also lifted the doubles title partnering VM Ranjeet.
Balaji ranks 427 in the ATP rankings and has been retained by the Mumbai tennis masters team for the second successive season of Champions tennis league.

The rising tennis star expressed his delight on winning both the singles and doubles titles.

"It was wonderful to play the final with my friend Vishnu. To emerge as the national champion is a huge honour and I hope to carry this great form to all my upcoming tournaments," added Balaji.

The finalists, Sriram and Vardhan, who fought it out to be crowned as the national champion, will be seen playing with the elite international players in the champions tennis league 2015.

Vijay Amritraj, Managing Director, Second Serve Pvt. Ltd, said, "It is truly amazing to see two of our boys doing so well in the national championships in New Delhi. Heartiest congratulations to both Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan on their great performances and I hope to see them carry their good form to CTL Season 2."

The Champions Tennis League 2015 will commence from November 23 and will see 13 matches played for over two weeks.

CTL will feature six city based teams across India. The teams will be structured into two zones, each having three teams, where they will play against each other in a home and away format.


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