Somdev fails to qualify for Shanghai Masters

Updated: Oct 06, 2013, 19:34 PM IST

Shanghai: Indian tennis player Somdev Devvarman has lost to Japan`s Tatsuma Ito 7-6, 6-0 in the final qualifying round of the 2013 Shanghai Rolex Masters tournament.

The first set took 51 minutes while the second took just 21 minutes to complete in a match that went on for just 1 hour and 12 minutes.

Somdev had earlier beaten China`s Siyu Liu 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 in the previous qualifying round.

He had qualified in last week`s China Open tournament but had lost to Spain`s Fernando Verdasco in the first round.