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His career best ATP ranking was 62 in 2011.

Somdev Devvarman calls it quits retires from professional tennisPTI/File
news Sports Sunday, January 01, 2017 - 15:27

Indian tennis player Somdev Devvarman announced his retirement from professional tennis on Sunday. He took to Twitter to make the announcement. 

“Starting 2017 on a new note, retiring from pro tennis. Thanks to everyone for the love and support over the years. #newyearnewbeginnings,”Devvarman tweeted.

 

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The 31-year-old who was one of India's better single players in recent years decided to hang up his boots after he skipped Chennai Open held in 2016. He made his debut in 2008

His last competitive match was almost two years ago when he lost to US’s Sebastian Fanselow at the F10 Futures tournament.

His career best ATP ranking was 62 in July 2011 and came closest to winning a tournament in 2009 at the Chennai open.

He also was pivotal in making India break into the World Group in 2010.

Devvarman started playing tennis at 9 and favoured clay surfaces. He has registered a total of 194 career wins in single games and 86 victories in double games.

 

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