US Open: Somdev Devvarman enters main draw, to face Lukas Lacko in Round 1

Somdev Devvarman scored a 6-3 3-6 6-4 win over Great Britain's James Ward in the final qualifying match that went on for 2 hours and 15 minutes.

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Last updated on Saturday, 24 August, 2013 11:45 IST
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India's Somdev Devvarman entered the main draw of the US Open men's singles event after beating James Ward in the qualifying finals on Friday. Somdev will now face Slovakia's Lukas Lacko in the first round.

Somdev scored a 6-3 3-6 6-4 win over Great Britain's Ward in a match that went on for 2 hours and 15 minutes.

India's Somdev Devvarman entered the main draw of the US Open men's singles event after beating James Ward in the qualifying finals on Friday. Somdev will now face Slovakia's Lukas Lacko in the first round.

Somdev scored a 6-3 3-6 6-4 win over Great Britain's Ward in a match that went on for 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Somdev converted both his break chances and saved three of his serve to win the first set in just 38 minutes. However, 175th-ranked Ward clawed his way back into the match when he broke Somdev twice in the second set.

Somdev too had his chances but squandered all four break points he had in the second set. In the fiercely fought decider, Somdev saved two break points and cashed in on two of the three chances to book a berth in the main draw.

"Happy to be through to the main draw. So excited for next week!!," Somdev wrote on his twitter page after his match.

In the first three Grand Slams of the season, Somdev reached second rounds of Australian Open and French Open while he bowed out in the qualifiers at Wimbledon.

Somdev will be up against World No.85 Lacko when the year's final Grand Slam starts Monday.

(with inputs from PTI)

Story first published on: Saturday, 24 August 2013 09:47 IST

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