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January 11, 2009

Somdev Devvarman loses in the final

India's latest tennis sensation Somdev Devvarman lost to Croatian Marin Cilic in the final of the Chennai Open tournament on Sunday.

Devvarman who had reached the final after getting a walkover in the semi-final due to his opponent having received a wrist injury, lost in straight sets. Cilic won 6-4, 7-6.

Devvarman had raised the hopes of Indian tennis fans after he had a sensational start in the championship. Enroute to the final he had beaten Carlos Moya and Ivo Karlovic.

Though he faltered at the finals, critics have hailed the Assam-born tennis player. A graduate of Virginia University, he has earlier won the NCAA men's tennis championship twice.

TIH Bureau

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