Somdev-Martin in quarters of SA Open

Updated: Feb 03, 2011, 15:45 PM IST

Johannesburg: Somdev Devvarman and David Martin stormed into the doubles quarter-finals of the ATP SA Tennis Open with straight-set win over Austria`s Martin Fischer and Rainer Schuettler of Germany.

The Indo-American pair carved out a 6-3, 6-4 win over their rivals in the opening round of the doubles event of the USD 442,50 hard court tournament.

They next face Karo Beck of Slovakia and Dudi Sela of Isreal, who shocked top seeds Dustin Brown of Germany and Dutch Rogier Wassen 6-3, 7-5 in their opening round.

Somdev has already booked a quarter-final berth in the singles competition.

He beat Jesse Huta Galung yesterday and will clash against South African Rik de Voest for a place in the semi-finals.