Newport: Indian Davis Cupper Somdev
Devvarman slumped to his second successive defeat against
Mardy Fish and crashed out of the singles event of the Hall of
Fame Tennis Championships here.
The unseeded Indian lost 2-6, 0-6 to the American fifth
seed in the second round of the USD 442,500 grass court event.
Somdev had lost to Fish at Aegon Classic championships in
London last month.
Somdev had his chances but Fish was too good for the
Indian as the American kept his cool to save as many as five
Fish on the other side broke Somdev twice in the opening
set and just trampled him in the second set, not letting the
Indian to even get on the board.
The defeat means that Somdev, who is now ranked 107, will
have to wait a bit more to break into top-100.
He earned 20 ranking points and USD 7,260 for reaching
the second round.