» Sports » Somdev in 2nd round of Miami Masters

Somdev in 2nd round of Miami Masters

Source: PTI
March 21, 2013 11:18 IST
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:

Continuing his impressive comeback post a shoulder surgery, Somdev Devvarman erased a one-set deficit to beat World No. 78 Evgeny Donskoy in his opening round of the ATP Miami Masters.

The 254th ranked Indian recorded a 4-7, 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over his first-round Russian rival.

Somdev DevvarmanA stern test though awaits Somdev as he next faces World No.34 Spaniard Feliciano Lopez, who got a bye in his opening round.

Somdev has beaten a few top-100 players after making a comeback this season. Victories against world number 39 Benoit Paire and 78th ranked Bjorn Phau were memorable ones.

In the match against Donskoy, Somdev saved six break chances in the opening set but failed on one occasion and that let the Russian run away with lead and momentum.

In the second set, the two players traded breaks and Somdev prevailed in the tie-breaker.

In the deciding third set, Somdev saved all three breakpoints and converted two of the five chances to move to next level.

Meanwhile, in the doubles event, seventh seeds Leander Paes and Michael Llodra will open their campaign against Kas Christopher and Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Third seeded pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Daniel Nestor have been drawn against Richard Gasquet and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

Rohan Bopanna and Rajeev Ram face Eric Butorac and Paul Hanley in their opening round.

Get Rediff News in your Inbox:
Source: PTI© Copyright 2022 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.

India Tour of South Africa 2021-22