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Somdev in second round at Hall of Fame

July 07, 2010 20:56 IST

Somdev Devvarman advanced to the second round in the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships after scoring a straight-set win over America's Kevin Kim in Newport.

The unseeded Indian took 63 minutes to complete a 6-4, 6-3 win in the first round of the US $442,500 grass court event.

Somdev broke Kim once each in the two sets and saved all three break-points he faced in the second set.

He will next take on another American, fifth seed Mardy Fish, who humbled compatriot Mark Russell 6-1, 6-2 in his opening round match.

Somdev had fallen to Fish in the first round at Queen's Club last month and will be looking to avenge the defeat.

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