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No Indian in Wimbledon singles draw this year

June 26, 2015 08:07 IST

For the second consecutive Grand Slam this year, there will be no Indian in the singles event at Wimbledon as Saketh Myneni lost in the qualifiers.

Saketh MyneniEarlier, compatriots Yuki Bhambri and Somdev Devvarman had also crashed out of the premier grass-court championship.

Myneni lost in the second round to Frenchman Kenny De Schepper, ranked 163, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-9.

Earlier, Yuki had lost his first round 6-7(5), 6-2 2-6 to lower-ranked Italian Matteo Donati.

Somdev, who has been struggling since winning the Delhi Open Challenger in February, lost his opening round match 7-5, 4-6, 2-6 to Spain's Nigo Cervantes.

In the doubles, India will have a strong representation as Leander Paes, Rohan Bopnna and women world number one Sania Mirza will be top contenders.

The Wimbledon championships begin on Monday.

Image: Saketh Myneni

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