Mason: Somdev Devvarman qualified for
singles main draw of the ATP Western and Southern Financial
Group Masters after making short work of local wild card Tim
Smyczek in straight sets.
The unseeded Indian won the second and final round 6-3,
6-2 to qualify for his second successive Masters event.
Last week Somdev had entered the Toronto Masters as a
Lucky Loser and then lost to Gael Monfils in the first round.
Somdev has drawn American wild card Robby Ginerpi as his
first round opponent and if he manages to beat him he will be
up against world number six Nikolay Davydenko, who got a bye.
By making the main draw, Somdev has already pocketed 25
India`s doubles specialists Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi
and Rohan Bopanna will play in the men`s doubles event along
with their respective partners.