Somdev Devvarman advanced to the second round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships after scoring a straight-set win over America’s Kevin Kim in Newport.
The unseeded Indian took one hour and three minutes to complete a 6-4 6-3 win in the first round of the $ 442,500 grass court event.
Somdev broke Kim once each in the two sets and saved all three breakpoints he faced in the second set.
He will next taken on another American in fifth seed Mardy Fish, who humbled compatriot Mark Russell 6-1 6-2 in his opening round. Somdev had fallen to Fish in the first round at the Queen’s Club last month and would look to avenge his defeat.