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January 10, 2009

Giant-killer Devvarman's dream run continues

Wildcard Somdev Devvarman brought joy to tennis lovers in the country as he continued his winning spree to reach the final of Chennai Open where he faces Marin Cilic.

Devvarman entered the final after he got walkover in the semis. His opponent Rainer Schuettler pulled out of the tournament due to a wrist injury. Devvarman who has had a dream run so far, now faces third seed Croatin.

Giant killer Devvarman had defeated Spanish Carlos Moya and Croatian Ivo Karlovic in the 450,000 dollars tourney. Devvarman belongs to Assam and his family lives in Guwahati.

Until his recent success in the Chennai Open, the 22-year old Somdeo Devvarman, who is a graduate from University of Virginia, was known for winning the NCAA Men's Tennis Championship. He has won the title twice. Somdev is ranked 202 as per the latest ATP rankings.

TIH Bureau

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