Somdev loses in Zagreb ATP Challenger event

Updated: May 13, 2010, 18:40 PM IST

New Delhi: Somdev Devvarman`s struggle on
the ATP circuit continued as the fifth seed Indian crashed out
of the Zagreb Challenger event after suffering a first round
defeat against unseeded Yuri Schukin.

Somdev lost the fiercely fought opening round 6-7(3), 6-1,
1-6 to his Kazakhstan opponent.

Somdev has another tough task at hand in the doubles
event as he and partner Ryan Harris are up against third seeds
Nicolas Massu of Chile and Lukas Rossol of Czech Republic in
the quarter-finals of the USD 50,000 clay court event.

Meanwhile, Prakash Amritraj`s campaign ended in the
doubles event as well after losing the opening round along
with Roko Karanusic of Croatia.

They lost 4-6, 6-3, 8-10 to Hungry`s Attila Balazs and
David Savic of Serbia.

Prakash is already out of singles event after losing his
first round match.