Bad day for Indians as Somdev, Bhupathi, Bopanna, Sania lose

somdev-devvarman300New York: It was a bad for Indians at US Open as players, including Somdev Devvarman, Mahesh Bhupathi, Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza lost their matches here on Friday. With this series of defeats faced by all the Indians in their respective matches, Bhupathi, Mirza and Bopanna are now out of the mixed doubles event, while Somdev was ousted from the singles.

Somdev Devvarman lost his second round match of men’s singles to the 20th seed Italian Andreas Seppi in straight sets by 7-6 (8), 6-4, 7-5.

In the mixed doubles, Mahesh Bhupathi and Martina Hingis were shown the doors as they lost their hard-fought match by 6-7 (5), 6-7(5) to the duo of Yung-Jan Chan and Robert Lindstedt in the first round.

Bhupathi was earlier knocked out from the first round of men’s doubles which meant that his journey has come to an end in the final Grand Slam of the season, which was his last.

In the other mixed doubles match, Sania and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau lost their match by 6-4, 6-7 (10-12), 4-10 to the eighth seeds Lizel Huber of America and Marcelo Melo of Brazil.

Meanwhile, Rohan Bopanna had a mixed day as he lost his mixed doubles match but continued his supremacy in men’s doubles. He was paired up with third seed German partner Julia Goerges in the mixed doubles where he suffered a first-round exit. Third seed of Bopanna and Goerges lost 7-6 (1), 2-6, 6-10 to America's Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico.

Though, he along with his French partner Edourad Roger-Vasselin beat the American pair of Bradley Klahn and Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-4 in the doubles encounter.

With this great efforts in men’s doubles, Bopanna joined Leander Paes and Divij Sharan in the men's doubles second round. They will next take on the Russian pair of Nikolay Davydenko and Mikhail Elgin.