• Start Time
  • LocationAssam, India
  • Ranking188
  • SpecialityRight Handed (Double Handed Backhand)

Full name is Somdev Kishore Devvarman…Grew up near Chennai before attending University of Virginia from 2005-08…Earned a sociology degree in May 2008 and turned pro that summer…Captured NCAA singles title in back-to-back seasons in 2007 (d. Georgia’s John Isner) and 2008 (d. Tennessee’s J.P. Smith) and All-American honours both times…Enjoys music of Dave Matthews band and plays music himself…Member of India’s Davis Cup team…In October 2010, he won the singles gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi with a 64 62 win over Australian Greg Jones…In November 2010, he became the first player since Japan’s Toshiro Sakai to win singles and doubles gold medals at the Asian Games…Beat Denis Istomin 61 62 in singles final and partnered Sanam Singh to the doubles title…In February 2011, he was named Sports Person of the Year with cricketer Sachin Tendulkar in the Sports Illustrated India Annual Awards in Bangalore…On 20 September 2011, he was presented the Arjuna Award by Indian sports minister Ajay Maken…He is the first tennis played to be honoured since WTA star Sania Mirza in 2004.

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