Somdev Devvarman put up a strong fight before going down to world No 31 Fernando Verdasco, while Mahesh Bhupathi lost in the first round at the ATP China Open, in Beijing, on Thursday. The 97th-ranked Somdev saved as many as nine break chances before losing 6-7(6), 3-6 in an hour and 34 minutes. Somdev traded a break with Verdasco to push the opening set to the tie-breaker. In the second set, he saved two of three break chances but that one chance was enough for Verdasco to seal victory. In the ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Leander Paes's dream of winning the ATP year-end finals remains unfulfilled. The veteran Indian, partnering Radek Stepanek, crashed out of the prestigious event after losing a must-win Group B match in London on Friday. Seventh seeds Paes and Stepanek lost their final Group B match 6-4, 6-7(5), 8-10 to the Spanish pair of Mark Lopez and Marcel Granollers in an hour and 49 minutes. Paes had qualified for the season finale for the 14th time, having finished runner-up with ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Paes-Stepanek make winning start at World Tour finals Rediff.com, 1 month ago
India's top singles player Somdev Devvarman returned to top-100 after nearly two years as he jumped three places to 98 in the latest ATP singles rankings, issued on Monday. Somdev had achieved a career-best rank of 62 in 2011 but a shoulder injury thereafter halted his progress. Somdev’s rise resulted after reaching second rounds of the US Open and the ATP 500 event in Washington via qualifiers. Another India rising in the rankings was Yuki Bhambri who zoomed up to 287 – jumping 190 ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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