Somdev sails into Atlanta quarters

Updated: 22 July 2011 13:17 IST

No. 8 seed Somdev Devvarman of India and Ryan Harrison overcame a lengthy rain delay to win third-round matches in the Atlanta Tennis Championships on Thursday night

Atlanta:

No. 8 seed Somdev Devvarman of India and Ryan Harrison overcame a lengthy rain delay to win third-round matches in the Atlanta Tennis Championships on Thursday night.

The rain delay lasted 2 hours, 30 minutes.

Somdev, who won all 21 of his first-serve points, beat Japan's Tatsuma Ito 6-1, 6-3 and will play No. 1 seed and defending champion Mardy Fish in the quarterfinals.

Harrison kept his composure despite double-faulting five times in the first set - seven overall - to upset No. 4 seed Xavier Malisse of Belgium 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4.

Harrison will face American qualifier Rajeev Ram.

Topics : Tennis Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Serena Williams Somdev Devvarman Alisa Kleybanova US Open 2011
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