Long Islander Wins Doubles Title at the Atlanta Tennis Championships

Pictured here, Scott Lipsky of Merrick, N.Y., along with his doubles partner, Rajeev Ram of Englewood, Colo., defeated Rohan Bopanna of India & Kristof Vliegen of Belgium to win the Atlanta Tennis Championships Doubles Title
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Americans Scott Lipsky of Merrick, N.Y. & Rajeev Ram of Englewood, Colo. defeated Rohan Bopanna of India & Kristof Vliegen of Belgium to win the Atlanta Tennis Championships Doubles Title. After winning the first set 6-3, Lipsky & Ram dropped the second, losing in a tie-break 7-4. The third set was decided by a 10-point tie-break, which Lipsky & Ram initially led 5-1. However, Bopanna & Vliegen battled back and had the first match point at 9-8. Lipsky returned a backhand down the line to save matchpoint and four points later, he and Ram won the title.

In the semifinals, the team of Lipsky & Ram defeated two very well-known American players, John Isner & James Blake, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5).

The Atlanta Tennis Championships Doubles Title is Lipsky's third ATP World Tour doubles title and Ram's fourth in five finals.