Somdev beats Roger-Vasselin, plays Djokovic
Miami: India's top singles player Somdev Devvarman has 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 ATP World Tour Miami Masters here.
The Indian fought back with relentless tennis in a late night match Friday to win 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 in two hours 20 minutes against Roger-Vasselin, who made it to the main draw as Lucky Loser after the 30th seed Feliciano Lopez of Spain pulled out.
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.
Somdev's service did the trick for him as he fired seven aces to his opponent's two, though he also double-faulted four times. He clinched over 70 percent of points on his serve to keep his nose ahead in the second and third sets after losing the first set after being broken in the seventh game.
A early break in the second set was enough for Somdev to take the second set and in the decider games went with the serve till the 12th game when the Indian had the decisive break.
The Indian converted three of the eight break points he got while saving seven of the nine.
Meanwhile, Djokovic breezed through his second round match against Czech Lukas Rosol 6-1, 6-0.
election 2014: latest
New Delhi, April 20 (ANI): Months of toil and turmoil for 'Mary Kom' have been "harder than the hardest for Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopr... More New Delhi, April 20 (ANI): Months of toil and turmoil for 'Mary Kom' have been "harder than the hardest for Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who plays the title role in the biopic on Olympic medal-winning boxer MC Mary Kom. "Last two days of Mary Kom shoot. It's been harder than the hardest. Kudos to the crew for keeping it together. All good things come to an end," Priyanka posted on her Twitter page. The National award-winning actress had earlier said that every day of shooting the movie had been inspirational. She had pushed her boundaries to sink her teeth into the role and in fact, also spent a lot of time with the sports icon to get her act right for the film. Directed by Omung Kumar, the movie is slated to release on Gandhi Jayanti.
Date 4 hrs ago, Duration 2:00, Views 7