Somdev crashes out of LA Open

Updated on Jul 29, 2009 06:20 PM IST

India's promising tennis player Somdev Devvarman's campaign at the ATP LA Open was cut short following a straight set defeat at the hands of world number 37 Igor Kuntisyn in the opening match in Los Angeles.

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PTI | By, Los Angeles

India's promising tennis player Somdev Devvarman's campaign at the ATP LA Open was cut short following a straight set defeat at the hands of world number 37 Igor Kuntisyn in the opening match in Los Angeles.

The Indian qualifier fought well against the fifth seed Russian but eventually lost 5-7 2-6 after a one hour 15 minutes in the first round of the USD --- hard court event on Tuesday night.

In an intense first set battle, Somdev broke his fancied opponent twice but also dropped his own serve thrice.

In the second set, Somdev did not get any chance to break the Russian, who converted two of the five chances to close the match in his favour.

Somdev had earned 12 ranking points for making the main draw but the first round exit meant no additional points for him.

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