Uzair Rizvi, BeyondHeadlines
8th seed Russian Mikhail Youzhny ousted Somdev Devburman, the only Indian playing Men’s singles event at Wimbledon by 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 in the second round.
17-year-old Youzhny appeared in his full flow driving Somdev out of the competition with ease. He faced six break points from the Indian but denied them every time.
Somdev had a sloppy start as he dropped serve in the very first game and letting Youzhny to take better of him. Youzhny went on to win the opening set 6-2 and carried forward his momentum in the next two sets.
The 26-year-old Indian has never moved beyond the second round of a Grand Slam in previous five attempts.
However, he is in contention in the men’s doubles where he is partnering Japan’s Kei Nishikori.