Miami Masters: Somdev Devvarman loses to Novak Djokovic
Zeenews Sports Bureau
Florida: Somdev Devvarman of India lost to world number one Novak Djokovic in the third round to bow out of the Miami Masters on Sunday.
The top-ranked Serb won in straight sets 6-2, 6-4 to progress to the fourth round where he will meet German Tommy Haas.
“It was very difficult to kind of get into a rhythm because you couldn’t really serve at 100 percent,” Djokovic was quoted as saying after the match.
“You had to go more for precision and put twice as much effort into the step adjustments because of the windy conditions. All in all, I’m just happy to get through the rough day,” he said.
Djokovic is aiming for a hat-trick of titles at the event having won the tournament in 2011 and 2012 defeating Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray in the finals respectively.
Disappointment was in store for India in the doubles event also as Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi crashed out with their respective partners.
Third seeds Bhupathi and Canadian Daniel Nestor went down 3-6 3-6 against Nicholas Almagro and Oliver Marach.
Paes and his French partner Michael Llodra fought their heart out before losing 6-7 (6) 6-7 (4) Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria and Frederik Nielsen of Denmark.
Bopanna is now the only Indian surviving in the men's doubles with Rajeev Ram. The unseeded Indo-American unseeded pair is up against second seed Spaniards Lopez Marc and Granollers Marcel.
With PTI inputs
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