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It was an action-packed day three at the Gadre Gaspar Dias Open 2020. Goa witnessed a master class performance from Bhushan Akut and Vinayak Gujarati vs Rafiq Khotu and Merwyn Fernandes winning the first set 6-1, Second set was a fight back from Rafiq Khotu and Merwyn Fernandes by winning the second set 6-3. Eventually it was Bhushan Akut and Vinayak Gujrati in the final set to seal the 120+ Doubles title with a score of 10-3 in the final set tie-breaker at the Gadre Gaspar Dias Open currently being held at Clube Tennis de Gaspar Dias Miramar today.

Karan Singh played some sublime tennis with a neck to neck battle to victory in the Men’s Veterans 45+ category to reach the finals. Playing to a crowd of tennis fans, Karan Singh and Mano Chhabra were giving each other a tough time throughout the match.

From dishing out top first serves to returning an equally good serves from his opponent, Rajendra Goudinho, Ram Belliappa won the Men’s Veterans 45+ singles semi- finals.

With Tennis enthusiast gathered around the blue courts, the dynamic duo Ram Belliappa and Venkatesha were engaged in a thrilling battle for supremacy against Abdul Salam and Arshad ultimately winning with a score of 6-4; 6-1 in the Men’s Veterans Doubles 110+ (Combined age) category. 

Gadre Gaspar Dias Open 2020 commenced with over 250 entries coming in across eight categories. The tournament is being organized by Clube Tennis de Gaspar Dias, Goa’s first tennis club in partnership with Goa State Tennis Association (GSTA) and Gadre Premium Seafood.

Gadre Gaspar Dias Open 2020 is in its fifth edition and will be an annual fixture on the state’s tennis calendar. Spread over nine days, matches are scheduled between 7.00am and 10.00am in the morning and between 4.00pm and 10.00pm in the evening. The finals will be held on the 2nd February 2020.

The tournament matches are open to spectators and tennis fans. The organizers have created an exciting atmosphere for spectators and audiences with music and snack stalls on the sidelines of the blue tennis courts.

Day three results:

CategoryPlayers 1Player 2Score
Men’s Veterans Doubles 120+ (Combined age) Bhushan AkutVinayak GujuratiRafiq KotuMerwyn Fernande6-1; 3-6; 10-3
Men’s Veterans Singles 45+Karan Singh Mano Chabbra7-6 (9-7)
Men’s Veterans Singles 45+Ram BelliappaRajendra Godhino4-3; 4-1
Men’s Veterans Doubles 110+ (Combined age) VenkateshaRam BelliappaAbdul SalamArshad6-4; 6-1