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Somdev Devvarman outshines Marcos Baghdatis
Cyprus' Marcos Baghdatis was left stunned by Indian tennis player Somdev Devvarman during the ongoing BNP Paribas Open. If in the next match Devvarman defeats France's Xavier Malisse, he will face Rafael Nadal in the qualifiers.
INDIA'S TENNIS sensation Somdev Devvarman stunned Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in straights sets to advance in pre-quarter final of the BNP Paribas open, an ATP Masters tournament.
Somdev outclashed 19th seed Baghdatis by 7-5, 6-0 to reach the third round of the BNP Paribas Open whose price money is pegged at US$ 3,64,5000. Visibly elated with the victory, the 84th seeded Somdev will now take on Xavier Malisse of Belgium who marks a comeback due to repeated injuries.

Malisse had defeated 15th seed Jo-Wilfried  Tsonga of France by 7-6(6), 7-5 in another second round match. If Devvarman manages to zing past Xavier, in all likeliness, he stands a chance to face top seeded player Rafael Nadal of Spain in the quarter finals. Nadal is yet to face Ryan Sweetings in the third round who is playing for the qualifiers.

Meanwhile, the tournament saw more upsetting results as fifth seed Andy Murray, sixth-seeded David Ferrer and defending champion Ivan Ljubicic, all lost in their respective matches. Murray was shown the door by American qualifier Donald Young in a score that ended 7-6 6-3.

Croatian player Ivo Karlovic defeated Spaniard David Ferrer by 7-6 6-3 and Ljubicic was beaten 5-7 6-4 6-2 by Argentine Juan Martin del Potro. 

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