Somdev Devvarman ends runner-up in both singles and doubles in Shanghai

Somdev Devvarman ended runner-up in both singles and doubles events of the USD 50,000 ATP Shanghai Challenger tournament Sunday.

Somdev Devvarman ends runner-up in both singles and doubles in Shanghai

Shanghai: Somdev Devvarman ended runner-up in both singles and doubles events of the USD 50,000 ATP Shanghai Challenger tournament Sunday.

Playing his second Challenger-level singles final of the season against Yoshihito Nishioka, ranked 102 places below him at 245, Somdev lost the summit clash 4-6 7-6(5) 6-7 (3) after battling for three hours and four minutes.

Later, he took the field for the doubles final with compatriot Sanam Singh, and lost the furiously fought title clash 6-7(2) 7-6(4) 8-10 against Indian pair of Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan.

Somdev, Yuki and Sanam will now travel to Bangalore for the Davis Cup tie against Serbia.

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