Denis Istomin claims a gold medal at the Asian Games

The 31-year-old came from behind to beat China's reigning US Open boys' champion, 18-year-old Wu Yibing, on a tie-break, winning the men's singles final 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-2) in Palembang.

Denis Istomin became the first male athlete from Uzbekistan, and second athlete overall from Uzbekistan, to win a tennis singles event at the Asian Games. Only Iroda Tulyaganova of Uzbekistan had previously claimed gold (women's singles in 2002).


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