Somdev outplays top seed to win ATP Delhi Open

New Delhi, Feb 23: Somdev Devvarman put up a dominant performance as he outplayed top seed Aleksandr Nedovyesov in the men’s singles final to win the $100,000 ONGC GAIL Delhi Open ATP Challenger here Sunday.

Second seed Devvarman beat the top seeded Kazakh 6-3, 6-1 in 59 minutes for his third ATP Challenger title.

“Aleksandr is a fantastic player. He made it incredibly tough for me initially. I wish him success for the rest of the season,” Somdev said after the win.

Somdev was in top form winning 90 percent points on his first serve. Nedovyesov, World No.92 ranked, had little answer to the Indian’s serve and failed to win even a single break point in the first set.

In the second set, Somdev saved three break points and converted two out of four, not giving his opponent even an inch.

The team of Saketh Myneni and Sanam Singh had done India proud Saturday lifting the men’s doubles crown while Ankita Raina narrowly missed out on the women’s title going down in the final.

IANS