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Somdev-Huey upset top seed pair in Farmer's Classic

July 28, 2011 13:22 IST

India's Somdev Devvarman and his Filipino doubles partnerTreat Conrad Huey shocked top seeded Brazilian pair of Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares in straight sets to advance to the doubles quarter-finals of the ATP Farmer's Classic in Los Angeles, USA.

The unseeded Indo-Philippine pair took out the top seeds 6-3, 6-4 in little over one hour in the opening round of the $619,50 tournament.

They will next play Gilles Muller of Luxembourg and Briton Jamie Murray.

Somdev and Huey converted all the five breakpoints, including three in the opening set, that came their way and saved a crucial break chance in the second set to seal the victory, on Wednesday.

Somdev's singles campaign had ended earlier with a 4-6, 6-7 (7) first round defeat against Ryan Sweeting of the United States.

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