Devvarman destroyed by Youzhny in Wimbledon

London: India`s Somdev Devvarman was knocked out of Wimbledon in the second round on Thursday as Russian 18th seed Mikhail Youzhny cruised to a 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 victory.

Devvarman, ranked 68th in the world, had enjoyed an easy route into the second round when Denis Gremelmayr was forced to retire from their first round match midway through the second set.

But the 26-year-old`s debut appearance at Wimbledon didn`t get any better than that as the big-serving Youzhny ran riot in the late-evening gloom on Court 14.

Devvarman had never been past the second round of a Grand Slam in five previous attempts and the America-based player was unable to break that disappointing sequence at the All England Club.

In a match interrupted by several rain breaks, Youzhny was always in control as he booked a third round tie against Spanish 16th seed Nicolas Almagro.

Bureau Report

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