Somdev to take on Kevin Anderson in US Open 1st round
New York: Somdev Devvarman has drawn in-form
South African Davis Cupper Kevin Anderson as his first-round
opponent in the men`s singles event of the US Open here.
Somdev, courtesy his improved ranking, got a direct entry
into the hard court Grand Slam, which is the last of the
Both Somdev and Anderson, ranked 22 places better than
the Indian at 77, are in good touch and theirs would be a
tight battle for a spot in the second round of the men`s
Anderson had beaten world number 21 American Sam Querry
at the Toronto Masters early this month where he lost to
Rafael Nadal in the pre-quarterfinals.
Somdev had also entered the Toronto Masters as a
qualifier and lost to World number 18 French Gael Monfils in
the first round.
Before that he made the pre-quarterfinals of the ATP 250
event in Los Angeles as a qualifier and semifinal of a
Challenger event in the US.
Whoever wins the opening round will be up against the
winner of the other first round match between American Tim
Smyczek and 26th seed Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci.