Press Esc to close
Thursday 02 October 2014
News updated at 9:45 AM IST
Weather
Max: 29.9°C
Min : 20.7°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Somdev sets up Djokovic clash

Miami, agencies: March 23, 2013

India’s top singles player Somdev Devvarman outlasted Frenchman Edourado Roger-Vasselin over three sets and will next play top seed and World No 1 Novak Djokovic in the third round of the Miami Masters here.

The Indian beat Roger-Vasselin, who made it to the main draw as Lucky Loser after the 30th seed Feliciano Lopez of Spain pulled out, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 in two hours and 20 minutes on Friday night.

Somdev, ranked 254 after missing much of last year’s action on the Tour owing a shoulder injury, was a cut above Roger-Vasselin, who is ranked 80.


Djokovic, playing in the late night match, cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Lukas Rosol.

India’s Mahesh Bhupathi and his partner Daniel Nestor of Bahamas advanced to the second round of the men’s doubles event after a hard-fought 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 victory over Richard Gasquet and Roger-Vasselin. They next play Spaniard Nicolas Almagro and his Austrian partner Oliver Marach, who beat Colombian Juan Sebastian Cabal and his Mexican partner Santiago Gonzalez 6-3, 6-4, in their first round match.

Another Indian, Leander Paes, and his French partner Michael Llodra, seeded seventh, have also advanced in the second round after defeating Germany’s Christopher Kas and Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-5.

Sharapova shines

Maria Sharapova survived unscathed but the tournament lost two Grand Slam champions on Friday when Victoria Azarenka and Juan Martin del Potro exited.
Azarenka withdrew from her opening match because of an ankle injury she suffered playing at Indian Wells last week.  Sharapova romped to a 6-2, 6-0 win over Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard.

Former US Open champion Del Potro suffered a surprise 7-6, 6-1 loss to Germany's Tobias Kamke.

The towering Argentine had two set points in the opening set but lost his way just a week after making the men’s final at Indian Wells.

Spain's David Ferrer, the men's third seed, had an easier time after winning a walkover when Dmitry Tursunov pulled out.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Nokia India Sales Marketing Director Raghuvesh Swarup launches the new Nokia Lumia ...

Nokia India Sales Marketing Director Raghuvesh Swarup launches the new Nokia Lumia ...

India's Mary Kom is lifted by her coach after she won the gold in women's flyweight boxing ...

India's Mary Kom is lifted by her coach after she won the gold in women's flyweight boxing ...

Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen attends the Durga Puja celebrations in Mumbai ...

Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen attends the Durga Puja celebrations in Mumbai ...

A huge statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Bengaluru a day before its inauguration ...

A huge statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Bengaluru a day before its inauguration ...

Silver medal winner India's Tintu Luka poses at the podium during the medal ceremony ...

Silver medal winner India's Tintu Luka poses at the podium during the medal ceremony ...

Boxer Mary Kom kisses shares a moment with her kid after winning the gold medal ...

Boxer Mary Kom kisses shares a moment with her kid after winning the gold medal ...

Damaged coaches after Krishak Express and Barauni Express collided near Gorakhpur ...

Damaged coaches after Krishak Express and Barauni Express collided near Gorakhpur ...

India's boxer Sarita cries at the podium after refusing to accept the bronze medal ...

India's boxer Sarita cries at the podium after refusing to accept the bronze medal ...

People look at the damaged coaches after Krishak Express and Barauni Express collided ...

People look at the damaged coaches after Krishak Express and Barauni Express collided ...

Indian tennis legend and global ambassador of the sport, Vijay Amritraj addressing during ...

Indian tennis legend and global ambassador of the sport, Vijay Amritraj addressing during ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523