US Open: Somdev advances to second round of qualifiers

  • Agencies, New York
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  • Updated: Aug 22, 2013 01:17 IST

Somdev Devvarman, India’s numero uno singles player, cleared the first hurdle in the US Open qualifying tournament with a straight set win over Fabiano De Paula, in New York.

Somdev, seeded sixth, defeated his Brazilian rival 6-4 6-3 in one hour and nine minutes in the the first round contest of the US Open qualifiers.

Somdev, ranked 113, broke Paula one time in the opening set while thrice in the second. He will next face American Robby Ginepri, ranked 123 places below him at 236.

 

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