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Somdev Devvarman fails to reach the main draw at Indian Wells

Press Trust of India
Mar 07, 2013 at 01:36am IST

Indian Wells: Somdev Devvarman's bid to enter the main draw of the BNP Paribas Open fell flat as he lost the opening round of the qualifiers in straight sets to Italian 27th seed Matteo Viola.

The Indian, playing under protected ranking, suffered a 2-6, 2-6 bashing at the hands of world number 127.

Somdev, ranked 250th, lost his serve six times to get knocked out of the USD 5,030,408 hard-court event.

Somdev fails to reach the main draw at Indian Wells

A file photo of Somdev Devvarman. (Reuters)

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