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Somdev ousted from Indian Wells qualifiers

March 05, 2014 16:34 IST

Somdev Devvarman has crashed out of the Indian Wells ATP Masters as the top seeded Indian suffered a first round defeat at the hands of Spaniard Daniel Munoz-de La Nava.

Ranked 78th, Somdev lost his first round contest 2-6, 7-5, 3-6 to a player, who is ranked as low as 287.

Somdev had beaten Daniel last year in the first round of the French Open.

The defeat is Somdev's second successive against a lower-ranked player, having lost to Malek Jaziri (137) at the Dubai Duty Free Championships.

Last year also Somdev had failed to clear the first round hurdle at the Indian Wells Masters. He had lost in straight sets to Matteo Viola from Italy.