SOMDEV

  • Somdev fails to qualify for US Clay Court championship main draw April 7, 2015

    Houston: Stumbling at the final hurdle, Somdev Devvarman lost the third qualifying round of the Fayez Sarofim and Co. US Men's Clay Court Championship to Guilherme Clezar. Somdev fought hard before losing 4-6, 4-6 to his Brazilian opponent, ranked 15 places below him at 186, in the Qualifiers of the USD...
  • Somdev Devvarman in qualifying finals of US Clay Court championship April 6, 2015

    Houston: India's Somdev Devvarman is one win away from making the singles main draw of the Fayez Sarofim & Co. US Men's Clay Court Championship following a straight sets win over American Robby Ginepri. Unseeded Somdev battled past Ginepri 7-6(6), 6-3 in the second round of the Qualifiers of the USD...
  • Somdev Devvarman crashes out in first round of Kolkata Open February 24, 2015

    Kolkata: India's top tennis ace Somdev Devvarman crashed out in the first round of the Kolkata Open at the Bengal Tennis Association Complex on Tuesday. Tamil Nadu's Ramkumar Ramanathan, who has been training in Barcelona for the last three years, clinched the encounter 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, which lasted for two hours...
  • Somdev Devvarman to get wild card in Kolkata challenger February 3, 2015

    Kolkata: Indian tennis star Somdev Devvarman will be given a wild card while players from 23 other countries are slated to take part in the $50,000 Kolkata Open ATP Challenger Tour to be held from February 23. Among others, Serbian Davis Cupper Ilija Bozoljac, and world No.120 James Duckworth will vie...
  • Somdev loses to lower-ranked Tearney in Australian Challenger February 3, 2015

    Burnie (Australia): India's struggling singles star Somdev Devvarman suffered yet another first round defeat and this time against a player who is ranked outside the bracket of 1600. Third seed Somdev, competing in a USD 50,000 ATP Challenger tournament, lost the contest 6-1, 6-7(4), 4-6 to New Zealand qualifier Finn Tearney...
  • Somdev, Myneni advance to quarters of Hong Kong Challenger January 29, 2015

    Hong Kong: India's top two singles players, Somdev Devvarman and Saketh Myneni progressed to the quarter-finals of the USD 50,000 Hong Kong ATP Challenger tournament, here on Thursday. Myneni got the better of compatriot Ramkumar Ramanathan 7-5, 7-5 in his second round while seventh seed Somdev advanced when his opponent Philipp...
  • Yuki wins but Somdev, Ramkumar bow out of Australian Open qualifiers January 14, 2015

    Melbourne: Yuki Bhambri was the only Indian to cross the first hurdle in the Australian Open qualifiers on Wednesday while Somdev Devvarman and Ramkumar Ramanathan fell by the way side after featuring in tight matches. Yuki, ranked 314th, knocked out Russian 15th seed Evgeny Donskoy 4-6 6-1 8-6 in his first...
  • Somdev Devvarman crashes out of Chennai Open January 6, 2015

    India's top singles player Somdev Devvarman choked after initially showing promise as he lost to sixth seed Yen Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei in straight sets to crash out of the ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament in the first round on Tuesday. An error-prone Somdev, a wild card entrant, lost 3-6,...
  • Prashanth qualifies for Chennai Open; Granollers retires January 5, 2015

    Chennai: Vijay Sundar Prasanth made it to the main draw joining compatriots Somdev Devvarman and Ramkumar Ramanthan as he rallied to beat Ukraine's Illaya Marchenko 2-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5 in a marathon third round of the qualifying event. Prashanth, who had ousted Yuki Bhamnbri, faces world number 65 Jiri Vesely od...
  • Top Indian tennis players begin new year at home with Chennai Open January 4, 2015

    Chennai: Somdev Devvarman begins his bid for a top-100 return while an age-defying Leander Paes could again run into his estranged doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi, who returns to the court after a nine-month gap with the USD 450,000 ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament beginning here on Monday. Other than Indian troika...
  • Somdev Devvarman faces Lu in Chennai Open first round January 3, 2015

    Chennai: India's best hope and wild card entrant Somdev Devvarman will go up against sixth seeded Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei in the first round of the singles draw of the ATP Aircel Chennai Open tennis tournament which commences here Monday. Last year's finalist Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France takes on eighth...
  • Youngsters can gain knowledge from legends during CTL: Somdev November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Being in the august company of names such as Venus Williams and Pat Cash, among others, during the Champions Tennis League will be a great opportunity for Indian youngsters to learn and take their game to the next level, says the country's top singles player Somdev Devvarman. Somdev will...
  • Somdev ousted but Myneni and Yuki move to quarters in Pune October 22, 2014

    Pune: Somdev Devvarman suffered yet another early defeat but Saketh Myneni continued his impressive run by storming into the singles quarter-finals of the ATP Pune Challenger tournament, here on Wednesday. Third seed Somdev, who is enduring a tough season, lost 3-6, 6-7(3) to Czech Adam Pavlasek in one hour and 35...
  • Somdev Devvarman loses to Murray; Bopanna-Qureshi crash out of Shenzhen Open September 25, 2014

    Shenzhen: Somdev Devvarman put up a spirited fight but Andy Murray proved too good for the Indian, who bowed out of the ATP Shenzen Open with a straight-set defeat against World No. 11, on Friday. Somdev fought his heart out against two-time Grand Slam winner but ended up with a 3-6...
  • Somdev Devvarman to face Andy Murray in Shenzen Open 2nd round September 22, 2014

    Shenzen: India's singles star Somdev Devvarman set up a second round clash with twotime Grand Slam winner Andy Murray after battling past Chinese wild card Xin Gao in the ATP Shenzen Open, on Monday. The Indian, who skipped Asian Games to salvage his season, fought past the Chinese 63 46 64...
  • India lose 23 against Serbia in Davis Cup World Group playoff September 15, 2014

    Champions in 2010 and runnersup last year Serbia regained their Davis Cup World Group spot when they completed a 32 win over India in the playoff on Monday. ...
  • India lose 23 against Serbia in Davis Cup World Group playoff September 15, 2014

    Bangalore: Champions in 2010 and runnersup last year Serbia regained their Davis Cup World Group spot when they completed a 32 win over India in the playoff on Monday. Filip Kranjinovic won the second reverse singles that was halted Sunday night due to rain, against Yuki Bhambri 63, 64, 64. It took...
  • Davis Cup: Dusan Lajovic blames 'fatigue' for the loss against Somdev September 14, 2014

    Speaking on how tough was it to play Somdev, who drops the ball deep on his returns, Dusan said the Indian played his usual game and he tried to ape which done him in. "Its the thing about Davis Cup. It complicates things. Som played his usual game on the slow...
  • Davis Cup: Doubles win by Paes and Bopanna inspired me, says Somdev September 14, 2014

    Bangalore: The doubles win by Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna that kept India in the reckoning was a huge source of inspiration, Somdev Devvarman said on Sunday after he won a fiveset battle against Serbia's Dusan Lajovic to tie the rubber in the Davis Cup World Group playoff here. "Of course,...
  • Davis Cup: Somdev Devvarman stuns Lajovic as India, Serbia locked 22 September 14, 2014

    Bangalore: A resilient Somdev Devvarman won the battle of nerves and wits as he pulled off a stunning fiveset victory over world number 61 Dusan Lajovic to lock the Davis Cup World Group playoff tie against Serbia 22, on Sunday. Somdev overcame a sluggish start to carve out a heroic 16,...
  • An uphill task for India in Davis Cup: Somdev September 13, 2014

    Bangalore: A despondent Somdev Devvarman, after his fourset loss to Filip Krajinovic which put Serbia 20 ahead after the first day in the Davis Cup World Group playoff here on Friday, felt that India faced an uphill task to get back into the tie. "It is going to be extremely tough,...
  • Davis Cup: Serbia take day one honours, lead 20 against India September 12, 2014

    Even a secondstring Serbia proved a mighty opponent as Yuki Bhambri and Somdev Devvarman suffered crushing singles defeats to leave India trailing 02 on the opening day of the Davis Cup World Group playoff tie here today. Serbia, who are here without their top stars, dominated the proceedings to comfortably place...
  • Davis Cup ties are won through singles: Vijay on Somdev comments September 11, 2014

    Bangalore: Former India ace Vijay Amritraj on Thursday disagreed with country's top singles player Somdev Devvarman's take that India's Davis Cup chances against the mighty Serbia will hinge on doubles pair of Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna. "Let me put it this way. You cannot win a Davis Cup tie solely...
  • Davis Cup: India face tough battle against Serbia September 11, 2014

    Bangalore: India face one of the most ferocious Davis Cup challenges at home as nothing less than their best would be required to challenge world number two Serbia, who will test skill and strength of the hosts even without world number one Novak Djokovic, here from Friday. India last qualified for...
  • Djokovic's presence would have been good for tennis in India: Somdev September 8, 2014

    Bangalore: It would have been great for Indian tennis had Novak Djokovic decided to turn up in this week's Davis Cup tie in Bangalore, country's leading singles star Somdev Devvarman said on Monday. Djokovic was named in the Serbian Davis Cup squad but the world number one today withdrew, two days...
  • Somdev in singles and doubles finals of Shanghai Challenger September 6, 2014

    Shanghai: Somdev Devvarman extended his excellent run at the ATP Shanghai Challenger by reaching the singles final with a hardfought win over Italy's Luca Vanni on Saturday. Somdev overcame an indifferent start to beat Vanni 16 64 64 in a gruelling two hour and 14 minutes semifinal of the USD 50,000...
  • Now AITA supports Somdev's pullout of Asian Games September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Changing its stance towards Somdev Devvarman's pulling out of the Asian Games squad, the AITA on Friday said it supports the step taken by the top singles player of the country. AITA President Anil Khanna said "the body understands that it was important for Somdev to be in the...
  • Rohan Bopanna may also pull out of Asian Games September 4, 2014

    India's tennis campaign at the Asian Games appears to be falling apart even before the start as a cloud of doubt is now hanging over Rohan Bopanna's participation since the top doubles player is keen to salvage his 2014 pro season by playing on the ATP Tour instead of competing...
  • Somdev Devvarman not to defend Asian Games tennis gold September 3, 2014

    Mumbai: India's hopes of winning the men's tennis gold medals at this month's Asian Games suffered a severe blow after their topranked singles player Somdev Devvarman pulled out of the event to concentrate on the ATP Tour. Devvarman, who won singles as well as men's doubles gold at the Gunagzhou Asian...
  • Somdev Devvarman's decision to pullout of Asian Games not correct: AITA secretary September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: India's top singles player Somdev Devvarman's decision to concentrate on ATP tour at the expense of upcoming Asian Games has come under sharp criticism from the All India Tennis Association, which termed the player's move as "not correct". "It is not a correct decision and a disappointing one. Somdev said...