Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:45:00 GMT | By IANS

Devvarman loses in Vienna

Vienna: Indian tennis player Somdev Devvarman lost in straight sets in the first round of the men's singles event here at the Erste Bank Open.

Devvarman loses in Vienna (© Reuters)

Devvarman, who is trying to make a comeback from a shoulder injury, went down to Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 6-7(6), 3-6 in one hour and 43 minutes Wednesday.

This was the sixth consecutive first round loss for the 27-year-old who is ranked 579 in the world. He has lost all singles matches since making a comeback at the London Olympics.

Devvarman achieved a career-best ranking of 62 in 2009.

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