Somdev Devvarman bows out in first round of Barcelona Open

Somdev Devvarman lost 2-6, 4-6 to Martin Klizan in a match that lasted one hour and 18 minutes.

updated: April 22, 2014 20:47 IST
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Barcelona: Somdev Devvarman's lean patch extended today as the top-singles player of the country lost his fifth straight first-round match on the ATP tour when he bowed out of Barcelona Open following a defeat against Martin Klizan, here.

Somdev, on the edge of the top-100, lost 2-6, 4-6 to his Slovakia rival, ranked 108, in one hour and 18 minutes.

Since winning Delhi Open Challenger tournament, Somdev has won only one match on the Tour and that too when Juan Martin del Potro had retired mid-way in the Dubai event.

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