The World No 113 had to dig deep on Thursday before pulling off a 7-6, 2-6, 6-2 win over Ginepri, a semifinalist at the 2005 US Open.
The hard fought battle lasted a little over two hours. Devvarman served eight aces to Ginepri’s five while the American had the upper hand in hitting winners, 42 to Indian’s 27. Eventually, 44 unforced errors from the racket of the World No 252 led to his downfall.
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