Somdev becomes 2nd Indian to enter ATP top-100

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Somdev Devvarman
New Delhi, Aug 2: Ahead of the tennis debut in the Commonwealth Games 2010, set to be hosted by India, great news greets the country as its budding tennis star Somdev Devvarman has managed to break into the top-100 of ATP rankings.

25-year-old Devvarman has claimed his career's best 96th ranking to become the second India after Leander Paes to break into the top-100 of the world rankings.

It has been 11 years since Paes' entry to the top 100 list.

Since 2007, the youngster has made the cut for India"s Davis Cup and has also proved to be serious contender on the ATP circuit.

While he started being considered seriously from 2007, he reached his maiden ATP Tour event finals in 2009 Chennai Open.

On his way to the Chennai Open finals he had proved his might by beating the likes of Carlos Moya of Spain and Ivo Karlovic of Croatia.

Besides this, the Indian had led the India"s singles challenge in the Davis Cup tie against Russia and reached ATP Tour quarterfinal of the South African Open in Johannesburg in the year 2009.

In 2010, even though he qualified for the French Open, he conceded defeat in the very first against Switzerland"s Marco Chiudinelli.

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