Somdev, Bopanna progress; Prakash bites dust

Updated: May 12, 2010, 20:21 PM IST

New Delhi: Indian Davis Cuppers Somdev
Devvarman and Rohan Bopanna advanced to doubles quarterfinals
of different ATP Challenger events after hard earned wins
along with their respective partners.

Somdev and his American partner Ryan Harrison overcame
the challenge of local pair Ilija Cuic and Kresimir Ritz
7-6(3), 6-2 in the first round of the USD 50,000 Zagreb event
in Croatia.

In the singles event, Somdev is up against Yuri Schukin
of Kazakhstan. However US based Indian Prakash Amritraj
crashed out in the first round itself, losing 3-6, 1-6 to Ruben
Ramirez Hidalgo of Spain.

At the Bordeaux event in France, Bopanna and his
Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, seeded fourth, beat
local wild cards Adrian Mannarino and Xavier Pujo 7-6(4), 6-2
in the opening round of the euro 85,000 Clay court event.