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Somdev, Bopanna progress; Prakash loses

May 12, 2010 19:29 IST

Indian Davis Cuppers Somdev Devvarman and Rohan Bopanna advanced to doubles quarter-finals in different ATP Challenger events after hard-earned victories.

Somdev and his American partner Ryan Harrison overcame the challenge of local pair Ilija Cuic and Kresimir Ritz 7-6(3), 6-2 in the first round of the US $50,000 Zagreb event in Croatia.

In singles, Somdev is up against Yuri Schukin of Kazakhstan. However, US-based Indian Prakash Amritraj crashed out in the first round itself, losing 3-6, 1-6 to Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo of Spain.

In the Bordeaux event in France, Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, seeded fourth, beat local wild cards Adrian Mannarino and Xavier Pujo 7-6(4), 6-2 in the opening round of the euro 85,000 clay-court tournament.