Somdev in semis, Sanam goes down fighting

Updated: 07 November 2009 15:50 IST

Somdev Devvarman extended his brilliant run at the ATP Challenger event in the Charlottesville in USA to the semifinals.

Somdev in semis, Sanam goes down fighting

New Delhi :

Somdev Devvarman extended his brilliant run at the ATP Challenger event in the Charlottesville in USA to the semifinals but it was curtains for compatriot Sanam Singh, who lost a hard fought quarter-final.

Third seed Somdev hardly had any trouble to see off the challenge of Dutch Matwe Middelkoop as he scored a 6-3 6-4 win in the last-eight stage match of the $50,000 hard court event.

He will fight it out with American fifth seed and wild card Ryan Sweeting for a place in the summit clash. Sweeting shocked top seed Michael Russell 6-2 3-6 7-6(1).

Sanam, who returned to professional circuit after a long period, fought his heart out but lost the quarter-final 5-7 7-6(3) 6-7(5) to second seed and world number 87 American Kevin Kim. 

Topics : Tennis Somdev Devvarman
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