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Somdev through to Wimbledon

India's Somdev Devvarman sailed into the second round of the Wimbledon men's singles event after his German opponent Denis Gremelmayr retired hurt midway through the first round match here today.

sports Updated: Jun 22, 2011 02:01 IST

India's Somdev Devvarman sailed into the second round of the Wimbledon men's singles event after his German opponent Denis Gremelmayr retired hurt midway through the first round match here today.

Somdev was leading 6-4 4-2 when Gremelmayr conceded the match to the Indian. Somdev will next face 18th seed Mikhail Youzhny of Russia, who defeated Argentine Juan Monaco 4-6 6-2 6-2 4-6 6-4 in the first round.