Somdev fails to qualify for French Open

Updated: 22 May 2009 14:03 IST

Somdev Devvarman couldn't materialise his dream of playing in the main draw of the French Open after suffering a straight sets defeat.

Paris:

Somdev Devvarman couldn't materialise his dream of playing in the main draw of the French Open after suffering a straight sets defeat at the hands of third seed Marcos Daniel of Brazil in the final round of qualifiers, here on Friday.

The Indian, seeded 26th in the qualifiers, surrendered 0-6, 1-6 before Daniel in a one-sided affair that lasted just 58 minutes.

The Brazilian outclassed Somdev in every department of the game as the Indian failed to hold on to his serve for once to hand over the opening set in just 23 minutes.

The 35 minute-long second set was no different as Somdev could hold his serve only once before surrendering to his fancied rival.

The Brazilian's dominance in the match could be gauged from the fact that he registered 30 winners compared to nine from his opponent.

Somdev was no where near his usual best as he failed to convert a single break point opportunity out of the five he earned in the entire match. In contrast, Daniel utilised five of the eight break points he earned.

Topics : Tennis Sreesanth
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