Somdev ousted from ATP Farmers Classic

Updated: 29 July 2010 07:04 IST

Somdev Devvarman suffered a second successive defeat against Serbia's Janko Tipsaveric to crash out of the ATP Farmers Classic here.

Somdev ousted from ATP Farmers Classic

Los Angeles :

Somdev Devvarman suffered a second successive defeat against Serbia's Janko Tipsaveric to crash out of the ATP Farmers Classic here.

The Indian qualifier fought hard but lost 6-7 (9) 2-6 to his sixth seed and world number 46 rival in the second round of the USD 619,500 hard court event.

Somdev, ranked 103, had lost to Tipsaveric at Chennai Open earlier this year in the pre-quarterfinals.

Somdev collected useful 20 points by making the second round apart from 12 points from the qualifiers.

These 32 points have enhanced Somdev's chances to break into top-100 for the first time in his career.

Leander Paes was the last Indian to feature in singles top-100 way back in 1999.

A top-100 place will also help Somdev earn a direct entry into men's singles main draw of the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the season.

Meanwhile, Rohan Bopanna and Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi have progressed to doubles quarterfinals after beating British pair of Colin Fleming and Ken Skupski.

The fourth seed Indo-Pak pair faced a stiff competition before scoring a 6-7(3) 6-0 10-7 win in the opening round.



Topics : Tennis Somdev Devvarman
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