Somdev

  • India lose 2-3 against Serbia in Davis Cup World Group play-off 4 days ago

    Champions in 2010 and runners-up last year Serbia regained their Davis Cup World Group spot when they completed a 3-2 win over India in the play-off on Monday. ...
  • India lose 2-3 against Serbia in Davis Cup World Group play-off 4 days ago

    Bangalore: Champions in 2010 and runners-up last year Serbia regained their Davis Cup World Group spot when they completed a 3-2 win over India in the play-off on Monday. Filip Kranjinovic won the second reverse singles that was halted Sunday night due to rain, against Yuki Bhambri 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. It took...
  • Davis Cup: Dusan Lajovic blames 'fatigue' for the loss against Somdev 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 five-set 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 2-2 5 days ago

    Bangalore: A resilient Somdev Devvarman won the battle of nerves and wits as he pulled off a stunning five-set victory over world number 61 Dusan Lajovic to lock the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against Serbia 2-2, on Sunday. Somdev overcame a sluggish start to carve out a heroic 1-6,...
  • An uphill task for India in Davis Cup: Somdev 1 week ago

    Bangalore: A despondent Somdev Devvarman, after his four-set loss to Filip Krajinovic which put Serbia 2-0 ahead after the first day in the Davis Cup World Group play-off 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 2-0 against India 6 days ago

    Even a second-string Serbia proved a mighty opponent as Yuki Bhambri and Somdev Devvarman suffered crushing singles defeats to leave India trailing 0-2 on the opening day of the Davis Cup World Group play-off 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 12, 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 hard-fought win over Italy's Luca Vanni on Saturday. Somdev overcame an indifferent start to beat Vanni 1-6 6-4 6-4 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 top-ranked 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 pull-out 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...
  • Somdev Devvarman to spearhead Davis Cup campaign against Serbia August 13, 2014

    In the absence of Leander Paes, Somdev Devvarman will be spearheading the Indian campaign in the crucial Davis Cup World Group play-off against 2013 finalists Serbia in Bangalore on September 12-14. The All India Tennis Association (AITA) selection committee, headed by Anil Dhurpar, met on Wednesday and picked Somdev, Yuki Bhambri,...
  • Somdev Devvarman loses in first round at Wimbledon June 24, 2014

    London: India's lone representative in men's singles at Wimbledon, Somdev Devvarman, was knocked out from the first round itself after he lost a five-set battle to Polish 15th seed Jerzy Janowicz here on Tuesday. World No.125 Devvarman lost 6-4, 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6 in three hours and four minutes but not...
  • Somdev Devvarman faces tough opening clash in Wimbledon June 20, 2014

    London: India's Somdev Devvarman has been pitted against 15th seed Jerzy Janowicz of Poland in the opening round of the men's sigles event in this year's Wimbledon. Somdev, India's lone challenge in the men's singles, will have tough task at hand as he has landed in the same half of the...
  • First round exit for Somdev Devvarman at ATP Aegon Championships June 10, 2014

    There was no end to Somdev Devvarman's woes as the Indian suffered his fourth straight first round defeat when he lost to Kenny de Schepper at the ATP Aegon Championships. Somdev, who has dropped out of top-100 following a string of poor performances, lost 4-6 5-7 to his French rival in...
  • Somdev Devvarman makes first round exit from French Open May 25, 2014

    Paris: Somdev Devvarman failed to cross the first round hurdle at the second Grand Slam of the season as he waged a tough fight before losing to Aleksandr Nedovyesov in the French Open, here on Sunday. The unseeded Indian, ranked six places above his Kazakshatan rival at 93, fought for three...
  • Somdev to open French Open campaign against Nedovyesov May 23, 2014

    Paris: India's numero uno singles player Somdev Devvarman was on Friday drawn against Ukraine's Aleksandr Nedovyesov in the French Open, starting Sunday. There's not much difference in the rankings of the two players as Somdev is placed just six places above Nedovyesov at number 93. It will be the first meeting between...
  • Somdev climbs to 95th place in ATP rankings May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: 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 on Monday. In the doubles ATP rankings, Leander Paes dropped two places to 11th with Rohan Bopanna the next best...
  • Somdev crashes out, Mirza-Black through to Portugal Open semis May 2, 2014

    Oeiras: India's Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black progressed to the $250,000 Portugal Open women's doubles semi-finals while Somdev Devvarman was outclassed by top seed Tomas Berdych in the men's singles second round here on Thursday. Somdev, Indiaa's top ranked singles player, lost to the Czech 6-3, 6-2 in...
  • Sania Mirza-Cara Black progress to Portugal Open semis May 1, 2014

    Top seeds Sania Mirza and Cara Black progressed to the Portugal Open women's doubles semifinals by overcoming Spanish-Chinese pairing Silvia Soler-Espinosa and Shuai Zhang here Thursday. The Indian-Zimbabwean combine won 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and 10 minutes on the clay courts of Sports Complex of Jamor. Though Silvia and Shuai broke...
  • Somdev defeats Matthew Ebden for his first singles win in 3 months April 29, 2014

    Oeiras, Portugal: Somdev Devvarman finally snapped his losing streak in the singles with a commanding straight sets victory over Matthew Ebden in the first round of the ATP Portugal Open, here on Tuesday. The 102-ranked Indian won 6-2, 6-3 against his Australian rival, placed 64 in the ATP charts, in one...
  • Somdev Devvarman out of top-100, Yuki Bhambri out of top-150 April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: A struggling Somdev Devvarman on Monday dropped out of top-100 bracket in the singles rankings as the Indian slipped to 102 with the loss of two places. Somdev has been struggling since winning the Delhi Open challenger title and failed to cross the first round hurdle in five consecutive...
  • Somdev Devvarman-Ante Pavic go down in Barcelona Open quarters April 24, 2014

    Somdev Devvarman and his Croatian partner Ante Pavic bowed out of the Barcelona Open, following defeat in the doubles quarterfinals on Thursday. Somdev and Pavic frittered away a one-set lead to lose 6-4 3-6 5-10 to Jesse Huta Galung and Stephanie Robert in the last-eight stage contest of the Euro 2,127,035...
  • Somdev wins doubles first round in Barcelona Open with Pavic April 23, 2014

    Barcelona: Somdev Devvarman finally tasted victory after a long while when he won his first round match of the doubles event of the ATP 500 Barcelona Open along with Croatian partner Ante Pavic, here on Wednesday. Somdev, who has been enduring rough patch in singles, and Pavic won 6-4 6-4 against...
  • Somdev Devvarman bows out in first round of Barcelona Open April 22, 2014

    Somdev Devvarman's lean patch extended on Tuesday as the top-singles player of the country lost his fifth straight first-round match on the ATP tour when he bowed out of the Barcelona Open following a defeat against Martin Klizan. Somdev, on the edge of the top-100, lost 2-6 4-6 to his Slovakian...
  • Somdev Devvarman drops one place in ATP rankings April 14, 2014

    New Delhi: India's top singles tennis player Somdev Devvarman dropped one place to 89 while compatriot Yuki Bhambri gained two positions and moved to 146th place in the latest ATP rankings released Monday. In the doubles ATP rankings, Leander Paes continues to occupy tenth place with Rohan Bopanna the next best...