Somdev-Martin bow out of Seoul ChallengerBy IANS
Monday, October 26, 2009
SEOUL - India’s Somdev Devvarman and his American partner Todd Martin crashed out of the $125,000 Association of Tennis Professional (ATP)challenger, losing in the doubles first round here Monday.
Somdev and Martin went down to second-seeded Israelis Amir Hadad and Harel Levy 1-6, 6-7 (7). The Indian is seeded fourth in the singles and will open against South Africa’s Rik De Voest.
Prakash Amritraj is also in the fray and will play Kyu Tae Im of South Korea in the first round. In the doubles, Prakash is partnering Australian Marinko Matosevic and the two will take on top seeded Thai pair Sanchai amd Sonchat Ratiwatana.
India’s Purav Raja and Australian Sadik Kadir will face Japanese pair Hiroki Kondo and Go Soeda in the doubles first round.