Somdev to clash with Nadal in pre-quarters of USA ATP Masters
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 17:00
Indian Wells (USA): Indian tennis sensation Somdev Devvarman set up a dream match against world number one Rafael Nadal after his stunning three-set win over Xavier Malisse in the BNP Paribas ATP Masters here.

Somdev shocked Belgium's Malisse 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(5) in his third round match in the USD 3,64,500 hard court tournament.

It will be Somdev's second big match of his life after playing against multiple Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in Dubai last month.

Nadal beat American qualifier Ryan Sweeting 6-3, 6-1 to move to the pre-quarterfinals and then delayed his post match interview to watch the final set tie-breaker of the Somdev-Mailsse match.

Somdev broke Malisee' serve twice and dropped his own once apart from saving a breakpoint en route to the win.


First Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 17:00

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