Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Somdev at it again...

Somdev Devvarman is having a great run in the Tennis Masters. After his great performance at Indian Wells (read post), he reached the third round of the Miami Masters, before bowing out to World No. 6 David Ferrer, 4-6, 2-6.

Somdev gave a very good account of himself in the first set and broke Ferrer in the first game itself. Thereafter, the breaking of serves continued until 3-3 and then went on serve before Ferrer broke him again to win the set 6-4.

As is the hallmark of Somdev's game, he tried to return every ball thrown at him and had some very good long rallies, one that I remember lasted 28 strokes !!

Its great to see Somdev give a run-for-their-money to top players. I sincerely hope that he improves his game even further to get a look-in top-50 soon. These run-ins with the top players (he played Nadal recently) will definitely do him a world-of-good.

One thing I noticed is that his first serve percentage dropped in this game. It has been a huge positive for him as he gets a higher percentage of his first-serves in. Guess he needs to work on that a bit more and the results can start flowing in even more for him.

Way to go Somdev!!!

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