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Devvarman edges out Donskoy in first round

The 254th ranked Indian will now take on World No 34 Feliciano Lopez of Spain, who got a bye in his opening round.

Somdev Devvarman
Somdev Devvarman

Somdev, who recently returned to the tennis circuit after a shoulder injury saved six break points but still failed to finish off his Russian opponent, who eventually took the first set. The second set was a much closer affair with the Indian levelling the match 1-1 after winning the tie-breaker.

In the deciding set, the Indian was again put under tremendous pressure and had to save three break points to stay in the match. ¬†However, Somdev managed to convert two of the five breaks on offer on the Russian’s serve and then closed out the set and match without anymore jitters.

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