New Delhi: Somdev Devvarman`s doubles
campaign at the ATP Challenger event in Seoul, Korea ended
with a straight-set first round defeat along with the American
partner Todd Widom.
The unseeded Indo-American duo did their best to make a
comeback after being outplayed in the first set but lost 1-6,
6-7(7) to second seeded Israeli pair of Amir Hadad and Harel
Levy in the opening round of the USD 1,25,000 hard court
Somdev is seeded fourth in the singles competition and
will open his campaign against South African Davis Cupper Rik
Prakash Amritraj is also in the fray and will take on
local boy Kyu Tae IM in his opening round tomorrow.
Prakash has teamed up with Australian Marinkc Matosevic
for the doubles event and they will be up against top seeded
pair of Thai pair of Sanchai and Sonchat Ratiwatana.
Another Indian presenting his challenge in the doubles
event is Purav Raja, who has combined with Australian Sadik
Kadir. They will start with a match against Japanese combo of
Hiroki Kondo and Go Soeda.