Somdev Wins 1st round in Australian Open


TNI Bureau: India’s Somdev Devvarman, started his Australian Open,2013 campaign in style as he cruised past Germany’s Bjorn Phau in the opening round of the men’s singles event, in Melbourne.

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Somdev, whose ranking has plummeted to 551, defeated Phau, who is ranked 78, 6-3 6-2 6-3 in close to a two-hour match.

The 27-year-old Indian will next take on the winner of another first round match between Simone Bolelli of Italy and Polish Jerzy Janowicz.

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