Australian Open: Somdev Devvarman squanders 2-set lead to lose in five sets

Known for his never-say-die spirit, Somdev battled for four hours at court number eight but ended up on the wrong side of the result.

updated: January 16, 2013 12:44 IST
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Melbourne: Indian tennis player Somdev Devvarman conceded a two set lead to go down against Poland's Jerzy Janowicz in a marathon second round match at the Australian Open here on Wednesday.

The lone Indian in the men's singles draw squandered a brilliant opportunity to lose 7-6, 6-3, 1-6, 0-6, 5-7 against the 26th ranked Pole on court number eight at Melbourne Park.

Devvarman, who has slipped to 551 in the ranking after missing most of last year owing to a shoulder injury, got the better of world no. 78 Bjorn Phau in the opening round.

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