1 Updates
US Open: Devvarman, Bhupathi, Sania fail to advance
Photo Credit: Clive Brunskill, Getty Images

US Open: Devvarman, Bhupathi, Sania fail to advance

Aug 31 2013, 9:42am CDT | by IANS

New York, Aug 31 (IANS) It was a tough day for Indian tennis players at the US Open, which saw only singles player Somdev Devvarman knocked out, doubles specialists Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza also losing their respective matches.

New York, Aug 31 — It was a tough day for Indian tennis players at the US Open, which saw only singles player Somdev Devvarman knocked out, doubles specialists Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza also...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

47 weeks ago

US Open: Devvarman, Bhupathi, Sania fail to advance

Aug 31 2013, 9:42am CDT | by IANS

New York, Aug 31 (IANS) It was a tough day for Indian tennis players at the US Open, which saw only singles player Somdev Devvarman knocked out, doubles specialists Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza also losing their respective matches.

New York, Aug 31 — It was a tough day for Indian tennis players at the US Open, which saw only singles player Somdev Devvarman knocked out, doubles specialists Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza also losing their respective matches.

Rohan Bopanna was the only Indian in the circuit to register a win but there were mixed feelings for him as well after the Bangalorean won his men's doubles match but lost mixed doubles rubber.

Devvarman, who won a marathon first round match against Serb Lukas Lacko, lost in straight sets to Italy's 20th seed Andreas Seppi. Seppi won 7-6(8), 6-4, 7-5 on Court 13.

Devvarman, though, didn't make it easy for the higher ranked Italian, making him fight for every point. The first set went down to the wire with Seppi edging the Indian in a nerve-racking tie-break.

In the second set, Seppi attacked the net, winning eight out of the nine points at the net and hitting 14 winners in comparison to Devvarman's four.

The final set was again neck and neck but the Indian faltered due to non-conversion of break points. Devvarman managed to convert only two of the seven break points he had won while Seppi converted three of five.

Meanwhile, sixth seeds Bopanna and France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin easily defeated unseeded American pairing Bradley Klahn and Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-4 on Court 8 to move into the second round of men's doubles where they will face Russian duo Nikolay Davydenko and Mikhail Elgin.

However, third seeds Bopanna and German Julia Goerges were upset by American-Mexican combine Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez in three sets in the first round of mixed doubles on Court 8. After losing the first set 6-7(1) in the tiebreak, the Indo-German pair pushed the match into the decider by winning the second set 6-2.

But Spears and Gonzalez came out on top to win the super tiebreak 10-6.

Bhupathi, partnering Swiss great Martina Hingis, lost his mixed doubles first round tie to Yung-Jan Chan of Chinese Taipei and Swedish Robert Lindstedt in a close match. Chan and Lindstedt won 7-6(5), 7-6(5) on Court 4 to advance to the next round.

In another first round mixed doubles encounter, eighth seeds Liezel Huber of United States and Brazilian Marcelo Melo defeated Sania and Romanian Horia Tecau in three sets on Court 14. Huber-Melo won 4-6, 7-6(10), 10-4.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Gowda lands discus gold, wrestlers Yogeshwar, Babita triumph (India Roundup)
Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) Discus thrower Vikas Gowda broke a 56-year jinx, to toast with gold alongside wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt and Babita Kumari as India snaked up to the fifth spot in the medal race at the Commonwealth Games here Thursday.
 
 
Sharath Kamal-Amalraj in semi-finals of Commonwealth Games
Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) India's men's doubles pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj made it to the semi-finals beating England's Danny Reed and Sam Walker in the table tennis quarterfinal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Scotstoun Sports Campus here Thursday.
 
 
Commonwealth Games medals tally
Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) England are leading medals table with 44 gold, 40 silver and 39 bronze in the 20th Commonwealth Games.
 
 
Indian medal winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) The following is the list of Indian medal winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games here:
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Gowda lands discus gold, wrestlers Yogeshwar, Babita triumph (India Roundup)
Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) Discus thrower Vikas Gowda broke a 56-year jinx, to toast with gold alongside wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt and Babita Kumari as India snaked up to the fifth spot in the medal race at the Commonwealth...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Sharath Kamal-Amalraj in semi-finals of Commonwealth Games
Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) India's men's doubles pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj made it to the semi-finals beating England's Danny Reed and Sam Walker in the table tennis quarterfinal in the 2014...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Commonwealth Games medals tally
Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) England are leading medals table with 44 gold, 40 silver and 39 bronze in the 20th Commonwealth Games. India are now fifth with a tally of 47 medals, including 13 gold, 20 silver and 14 bronze....
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Marsh, Hooper not moving in together
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Actress Kym Marsh and her boyfriend Dan Hooper are not planning to move in together, says the actress' spokesman. "Kym and Dan have no plans to move in together," eonline.com quoted the spokesman...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Indian medal winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) The following is the list of Indian medal winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games here: Gold: Sanjita Khumukchan: women's 48 kg weightlifting Sukhen Dey: men's 56 kg weightlifting Abhinav Bindra:...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Zoe Saldana is a 'bad influence' on sisters
Zoe Saldana claims she is a ''bad influence'' on her sisters, Mariel and Cisley. The 36-year-old actress, who is reportedly expecting twins with husband Marco Perego, admits she has ''almost 10'' hidden tattoos on her...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kylie Jenner gets new Range Rover for birthday
Kylie Jenner has got a new Range Rover ahead of her birthday. The 16-year-old reality TV star - who will turn 17 on August 10 - shared a photograph of the expensive black vehicle, believed to have been a gift from her...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Ne-Yo sues accountant for $8 million
Ne-Yo is suing his former accountant for $8 million. The 'Closer' hitmaker, real name Shaffer Smith, has filed a new lawsuit against his one-time ''manager, confidant, trusted adviser and friend'' Kevin Foster in...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie exchanged love letters
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie exchanged romantic love letters when they were forced to be apart last year. The 39-year-old actress, who has six children, Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, eight, and five-year-...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Perfect day for Indian shuttlers at CWG
Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian shuttlers had a perfect day at the Commonwealth Games as all of them won their respective Round of 16 matches to proceed to the quarter-finals at the Emirates Arena here Thursday. To start...
Read more on Sport Balla