Profile of Somdev Devvarman

Updated: 08 January 2009 10:55 IST

Devvarman's achievements place him as among the most successful players in college tennis history.

Profile of Somdev Devvarman
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DoB: February 13, 1985

Place of birth: Guwahati, Assam

Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)

Weight: 72 kg (160 lb; 11.3 st)

Turned pro in 2008

Plays Right-handed; two-handed backhand
Career prize money $60,875


Singles

Career record: 2 8

Career titles: 0


Highest ranking: 201 (November 10, 2008)


Doubles

Career record: 0 2


Career titles: 0

Highest ranking: 566 (October 20, 2008)


Somdev Devvarman is the reigning and two-time NCAA Men's Singles Champion. As a recent graduate out of the University of Virginia who hails from India, Somdev is best known for having captured the 2007 NCAA Singles Championship by defeating Georgia Bulldogs senior John Isner in the final. In one of the most dramatic finals in the 123-year history of the tournament, Devvarman scored a 7 6 (7), 4 6, 7 6 (2) win over the tournament's No. 1 seed. A year later, he defeated Tennessee's J.P. Smith 6 3, 6 2 to take home his second consecutive NCAA Singles National Championship. It was his historic third consecutive appearance in the NCAA singles final.

Devvarman's achievements place him as among the most successful players in college tennis history. He finished both 2007 and 2008 as the top-ranked player in the NCAA, compiling an unprecedented 44-1 record in the latter year. Three of Devvarman's college conquests - John Isner, Kevin Anderson and Jesse Levine - have gone on to enjoy successful pro careers.

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