Somdev Devvarman

Davis Cup: Somdev Devvarman records heroic win but India hopes hanging by thread

Somdev DevvarmanBangalore : Somdev Devvarman fought like a true warrior to lock the tie with his stunning victory in the fourth rubber while Yuki Bhambri was locked in an engrossing battle in the decider, halted by rain mid-way, as India's hopes were still hanging by thread in the David Cup World Group play-off tie against Serbia, here Sunday.

Somdev, who has endured a tough season coming into this tie, carved out a heroic 1-6 6-4 4-6 6-4 6-3 win over world number 61 Dusan Lajovic to bring the tie to level terms.

Davis Cup : We have 50-50 chance in doubles rubber, says Somdev

Somdev DevvarmanBangalore : Somdev Devvarman on Friday said they have 50-50 chance of winning tomorrow's doubles rubber to put India on board after the hosts came a cropper in both the singles ties on the opening day of the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against Serbia here.

With veteran Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna pairing up for the must-win doubles encounter, Somdev said everything now depends upon tomorrow's match.

"The doubles may be 50-50, but we have really two good players (Paes and Bopanna). We feel like we have a chance, you know," he told reporters after India lost the opening two singles matches to trail 0-2 in tie.

Somdev climbs to 95th place in ATP rankings

Somdev-DevvarmanNew Delhi, May 12 : India's top singles tennis player Somdev Devvarman gained two positions to occupy 95th place while compatriot Yuki Bhambri dropped a place to 156 in the latest ATP rankings released Monday.

In the doubles ATP rankings, Leander Paes dropped two places to 11th with Rohan Bopanna the next best placed Indian in the 14th position. Mahesh Bhupathi dropped ten places and is 56th ranked in the world

Saina Mirza continues to occupy eighth place in the WTA doubles rankings for women.

Somdev goes down to lower-ranked Jaziri

Somdev-DevvarmanDubai, Feb 26 : India's Somdev Devvarman lost to Tunisian Malek Jaziri in the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Championships here Wednesday.

World No. 78 Devvarman went down 3-6, 5-7 against his 137-ranked opponent.

Monday, Devvarman had beaten world no. 5 Juan Martin del Potro who retired with a wrist injury after losing the first set.

The Indian entered the Dubai tournament high on confidence, winning the $100,000 ATP Challenger Delhi Open Sunday. Courtesy that win, he jumped 18 places to be 78 in the latest rankings.(IANS)

Somdev in ATP Challenger Tennis quarters

Somdev-DevvarmanKolkata, Feb 12 : Somdev Devvarman romped into the quarter-finals but Yuki Bhambri’s campaign came to an end on a mixed day for Indian players at the $50,000 State Bank of India ATP Challenger Tour tennis tournament here Wednesday.

Devvarman carved out a straight set 6-3 6-3 victory over Russian A Kudryavtsev, while Bhambri lost to third seeded Russian Evgeny Donskoy 3-6 4-6 in pre-quarter final matches on the Bengal Tennis Association court.

Somdev advances to 2nd round of Australian Open qualifiers

Somdev-DevvarmanSydney, Jan 4 : India's top singles tennis player Somdev Devvarman advanced to the second round of the ATP Apia International Qualifiers here Saturday by edging past Belgium's Niel Desein.

Somdev, World No. 90, put behind his shock defeat to compatriot Ramkumar Ramanathan in the ongoing Chennai Open by beating the Belgian 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 in an hour and 43 minutes.

The Indian ace will next face Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany.

The German, who is ranked 107 in the world shocked top seed Mikhail Kukushkin 7-6 (6) 6-2.(IANS)

US Open: Somdev outlasts Lukas Lacko in five sets

US Open: Somdev outlasts Lukas Lacko in five sets New York, Aug 29 - India's Somdev Devvarman fought through rain interruptions to win his men's singles first round match against Slovak Lukas Lacko at the US Open tennis here at Flushing Meadows.

Somdev, who led two sets to one when rain interrupted the match, returned to clinch it over five sets, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, in three hours 11 minutes Wednesday.

The Indian next plays World No. 20 Italian Andrea Seppi, who overcame Belgian veteran Xavier Malisse in four hard-fought sets, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5.

Somdev Devvarman makes US Open main draw

Somdev-DevvarmanNew York, Aug 24 : India's Somdev Devvarman entered the men's singles main draw at the US Open tennis tournament defeating Briton James Ward in the qualifiers.

World No. 113 Devvarman got past his 175th-ranked opponent 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in a match lasting two hours and 15 minutes Friday. The Indian plays 85th-ranked Lukas Lacko of Slovakia in the opening round at Flushing Meadows.

Devvarman had to win three matches to advance in the last Grand Slam of the year. He Thursday beat American Robby Ginepri, a former semifinalist here.

India's Davis Cup team presented Chairos watches

Leander-Paes-Somdev-DevvarmanBangalore, April 9 : The four members of the India's winning Davis Cup team were presented with a Chairos watch each by e-commerce firm QNET India.

India won the Asia/Oceania relegation play-off 5-0 against Indonesia Sunday.

Somdev, Paes and Bhupathi out of Miami Masters

Paes-Bhupathi-SomdevMiami, March 25 : It was a day to forget for Indian tennis as Somdev Devvarman, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi were all knocked out of the ATP Miami Masters here, losing their respective singles and doubles matches.

Somdev went down 6-2, 6-4 to two-time defending champion and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in just 68 minutes in their third-round clash Sunday night.

Somdev beats Roger-Vasselin, plays Djokovic

Somdev beats Roger-Vasselin, plays DjokovicMiami, March 23 - India's top singles player Somdev Devvarman has outlasted Frenchman Edourado Roger-Vasselin over three sets and will next play top seed and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the third round of the ATP World Tour Miami Masters here.

The Indian fought back with relentless tennis in a late night match Friday to win 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 in two hours 20 minutes against Roger-Vasselin, who made it to the main draw as Lucky Loser after the 30th seed Feliciano Lopez of Spain pulled out.

Somdev in second round of Miami Masters

Somdev-DevvarmanMiami, March 21 : India's Somdev Devvarman came back from a set down to make his way to the second round of the ATP Miami Masters tennis tournament here.

Somdev beat Russia's Evgeny Donskoy 4-7, 7-6 (5), 6-2 here Wednesday.

The 254th ranked Indian will now take on World No. 34 Feliciano Lopez of Spain, who got a bye in his opening round.

Somdev, who recently returned to the tennis circuit after a shoulder injury saved six break points but still failed to finish off his Russian opponent, who eventually took the set.

Yuki, Somdev likely to return to Davis Cup squad

Somdev-DevvarmanNew Delhi, Feb 22 : India's top singles player Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri are likely to return to the Davis Cup squad as the selectors meet here Saturday to pick the team for the tie against Indonesia in April.

All India Tennis Association (AITA) chief executive Hiranmoy Chatterjee told IANS that all the rebel players will be available for selection but doubts remain on Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna's future in the team.

"All the rebel players will be available for selection," said Chatterjee.

Indian challenge ends at Oz open after Sania, Somdev crash out

Sania-Mirza-Somdev-DevvarmaMelbourne, Jan 16 : The Indian challenge at the ongoing Australian Open has met a pre-mature end after Sania Mirza and Somdev Devvarman both bowed out of the tournament on Wednesday in their respective matches.

Poland''s world number 26 Jerzy Janowicz recaptured his self-control after a repulsive on-court outburst to beat Devvarman 6-7 3-6 6-1 6-0 7-5 in a second round thriller at the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Known for his never-say-die spirit, Somdev battled for four hours at court number eight but ended up on the wrong side of the result.

Australian Open: Somdev beats higher ranked Phau

Somdev-DevvarmanMelbourne, Jan 14 : Somdev Devvarman, who is leading a rebellion against the All India Tennis Association (AITA) demanding better playing conditions in the Davis Cup, started his Australian Open campaign on a winning note. He beat higher-ranked Germany's Bjorn Phau in the first round of the men's singles event here Monday.

Somdev, ranked 551, defeated 78-ranked Phau 6-3 6-2 6-3 in match that lasted nearly two hours.

The 27-year-old Indian will next face the winner of the match between Italian Simone Bolelli and Polish Jerzy Janowicz.

Somdev slams AITA's unprofessional conduct

Somdev-DevvarmanNew Delhi, Jan 12 : Indian tennis player Somdev Devvarman, who led a rebellion against the All India Tennis Association (AITA), said that the association has been acting in an unprofessional manner in handling their demands.

AITA named the Davis Cup team for the Feb 1-3 tie against South Korea to be held here, leaving out the rebel players.

US Open: Somdev goes down fighting to Murray

US Open: Somdev goes down fighting to MurrayNew York, Sep 1 - India's top-ranked singles player Somdev Devvarman made a first round exit from the men's singles of the US Open here after he went down fighting to fourth-seed Andy Murray of Britain.

Somdev gave a tough fight to the 24-year-old Murray, breaking him twice in his opening service game and stretched the set to a tie-break. The Scotsman was made to work hard but came through 7-6(7-5), 6-2, 6-3 on a hot afternoon in New York Wednesday.

Somdev climbs up 2 spots in ATP rankings

Somdev DevvarmanIndia's Somdev Devvarman has moved up to his best ever ATP rank in his career. The popular Indian player has improved his world ranking by 2 spots and has reached to 109th position. As per the latest Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) ranking chart he has managed to find a place in the list. He is having 475 ranking points currently.

Somdev Devvarman crashes out of Miami Open qualifiers

Somdev DevvarmanIndia's campaign in the ATP Masters $3,645,000 Sony Ericsson Miami Open qualifiers has came to halt as Somdev Devvarman has crashed out after going down to Ukrainian Illya Marchenko on Wednesday.

The 20th seeded Somdev was ousted by third seeded Illya in straight sets by 4-6 3-6 in the second round of the men's singles event of the Miami Open qualifiers.

Somdev, the World no. 120, had defeated David Guez of France in the first round but he failed to get past his third seeded opponent in the second round.

Somdev advances in Miami Open qualifiers

Somdev advances in Miami Open qualifiersIndia’s no. 1 Somdev Devvarman has made into the second round of the men’s singles event of the ATP Masters $3,645,000 Sony Ericsson Miami Open qualifiers while his compatriot Yuki Bhambhri has crashed out in the first round on Tuesday.

The 20th seeded Somdev got past David Guez of France in straight sets by 7-6 6-4 in the opening round. Somdev was made to fight hard by his 139th ranked opponent in the first set but Somdev held his nerves to win the first and second set to wrap up the match.

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