Somdev Devvarman, a native of Tripura in North East India became the first Commonwealth Games men’s singles champion after beating Greg Jones of Australia by 6-4, 6-2 today in New Delhi. Congratulation Somdev, you have made North East India proud!
Devvarman, who has broken into the ATP top 100 this year after a successful US college career, had yet to drop a set all week, but he found fifth seed Jones a handful to start with. He is the first champion Tennis player from North East India and we hope he will inspire many in North East India.
But after pocketing the first set with a single break, he took total command of the second, running off five games games in a row with two breaks of serve to lead 5-0.
He briefly stumbled at match point on his following serve allowing Jones a brief respite, but two games later he completed the rout sparking off noisy celebrations in the stadium..
Tennis was included in the Games for the first time at New Delhi.
News Source : Times Of India.