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Indian Somdev Devvarman to face Federer in French Open
Somdev Devvarman will play the biggest match of his career later tonight against Roger Federer in the second round of French Open 2013. Indian tennis fans would be glued to their television sets expecting a tough fight from the Indian, who has come up the ranks at the top level, but has failed to come to notice in Grand Slams.

This could be one of the best opportunities for Devvarman to grab eyeballs in tennis world, for Federer's match is viewed worldwide by fans. It could be too much for the Indian to defeat the 2009 French Open champion and more importantly, a contender for 2013 French Open. Still, the Indian can come up with his best game, which might not be enough against the Swiss player.

These two players have met two years ago in Dubai, where Federer defeated the player in straight sets. But Federer, since has not been in the best of form and Devvarman, on the contrary, has improved his game through experience, though his current ranking of 188 does not reflect his improved performance.

Federer has already beaten higher ranked (166) opponent Pablo Carreno-Busta in the first round of the French Open 166 - 6-2, 6-2 and 6-3. Whereas Devvarman won his match against Spaniard, Daniel Munoz de la Nava in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3 and 7-5, reported mid-day.com. This has been Devvarman's best performance in the Roland Garros, as he had never progressed past the first round of the competition.

Devvarman can draw inspiration from his big victories in the past against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Marin Cilic, who were top players during the time. Still, one needs to know that Federer belongs to a league of his own and showing him the exit doors of a Grand Slam is a task next to impossible, as the last time Federer was knocked out before the quarter-finals was in 2004 French Open.

But, if Devvarman somehow ousts the Swiss legend, he would be the most talked player for a very long time in tennis circles and belong to the category of forcing the most shocking defeat in Grand Slam history.

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