Somdev finally posts a win

Updated: Oct 31, 2012, 20:24 PM IST

Charlottesville : A struggling Somdev Devvarman finally won a match post a comeback since July this season when he defeated Germany`s Mischa Zverev in the opening round of the ATP Challenger tournament, here.

Somdev, who had lost six consecutive first round matches after making a comeback at the London Olympics, rallied to beat fourth seed and 140th ranked rival 4-6 7-5 6-4 in the USD 75,000 hard court tournament.

Somdev, a wild card entrant, next faces Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel, who beat American Daniel Kosakowski 6-3 1-6 6-3 in his first round match.

The Indian, who missed the first half of the season as he was recuperating from a shoulder surgery, has slid to 733 in the singles ATP rankings.