London: India's lone representative in men's singles at Wimbledon, Somdev Devvarman was knocked out from the first round itself after he lost a five-set battle to Polish 15th seed Jerzy Janowicz here yesterday.
World No 125 Devvarman lost 6-4, 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6 in three hours and four minutes but not before giving a tough fight to the World No.25 by making him go the distance on Court No 17.
Devvarman took off well clinching the first set in 39 minutes but his opponent came back strongly to break the Indian twice in the second set and once in the third to take the lead in the match.
The unseeded Indian found legs in the fourth set to push the match into the decider but by then Devvarman went out of steam to lose the match.
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