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Somdev to meet Rufin in Wimbledon qualifying

June 14, 2010 23:23 IST

Somdev Devvarman will begin his Wimbledon qualifying campaign against Frenchman Guillaume Rufin, ranked 70 places below him in the ATP chart at 174.

The first Indian in 13 years to qualify for the French Open, he is seeded third in the qualifying event of grass court Grand Slam.

It will be first meeting between the two players.

US-based Indian Prakash Amritraj will play 28th-seeded German Dieter Kindlmann.

Both players will also fight it out in the doubles qualifiers, having drawn each other for the opener with their respective partners.

While Somdev has teamed up with Philippines' Treat Conrad Huey, Prakash has joined hands with Yves Allegro of Switzerland.

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