Bopanna advances in Bangkok Challenger

Updated: 18 March 2009 11:43 IST

India's Rohan Bopanna entered the second round of the hard court event in Bangkok on Tuesday.

Bopanna advances in Bangkok Challenger

New Delhi:

India's numero uno tennis player Somdev Devvarman and US-based Prakash Amritraj crashed out out in the opening round of the USD 50,000 ATP Challenger, while compatriot Rohan Bopanna entered the second round of the hard court event in Bangkok on Tuesday.

Eighth seed Somdev squandered a set lead to go down 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 against Martin Slanar of Austria, while Prakash was not match for Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France, who beat the US-based Indian 3-6, 2-6.

However, Bopanna, who made it to the main draw as a qualifier, salvaged some pride for India as he beat Rajeev Ram of US 6-3, 7-6(7) to set up a second round clash against another qualifier Noam Okun of Israel.

Okum stunned sixth-seeded Michail Elgin of Russia 7-6 (7), 6-4 in the first round, according to information received here.

Meanwhile, in doubles, second-seeded pair Prakash and Ram defeated Thai wildcard duo of Siributwong and Peerakit Siributwong 6-4 6-1 to book a place in the the quarter-finals.



Topics : Tennis Andy Roddick Lukas Dlouhy Rohan Bopanna Leander Paes Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Maria Sharapova
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