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Somdev, Rohan enter main draw

sports Updated: Mar 10, 2011 23:06 IST
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Somdev Devvarman and Rohan Bopanna qualified for the main draw of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. While Bopanna defeated top-seeded German Daniel Brands 7-6(5), 7-6(4), Devvarman, in a rematch of the Commonwealth Games final, easily ousted Australia’s Greg Jones 6-2, 6-4 in the second and final qualifying round.

In the first round, Bopanna will be tested by Australian teenager and wildcard entrant Bernard Tomic. If he manages to cross the hurdle, he will play Serbian Viktor Troicki, with whom he ran up to five sets in the Davis Cup last weekend. Devvarman, on the other hand, must get past Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in the opening round to play 19th-seeded Marcos Baghdatis next.