Somdev-Martin in quarters of SA Open

Posted By: Pti

Johannesburg, Feb 3 (PTI) Somdev Devvarman and DavidMartin stormed into the doubles quarter-finals of the ATP SATennis Open with straight-set win over Austria''s MartinFischer and Rainer Schuettler of Germany.

The Indo-American pair carved out a 6-3 6-4 win overtheir rivals in the opening round of the doubles event of theUSD 442,50 hard court tournament.

They next face Karo Beck of Slovakia and Dudi Sela ofIsreal, who shocked top seeds Dustin Brown of Germany andDutch Rogier Wassen 6-3 7-5 in their opening round.

Somdev has already booked a quarter-final berth in thesingles competition.

He beat Jesse Huta Galung yesterday and will clashagainst South African Rik de Voest for a place in thesemi-finals.

Story first published: Thursday, February 3, 2011, 15:45 [IST]
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