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Somdev wins men’s singles gold in Asiad

first_imgIndia’s Somdev Devvarman on Tuesday won the men’s singles tennis gold medal at the Asian Games in Guangzhou. Somdev dominated his higher ranked opponent from the start, storming to a 4-0 lead in the first set. Istomin managed to win just one game in that set. In the second set, Istomin put up a better fight as the pair exchanged breaks. But he wasn’t good enough to keep Somdev away from his second gold in the Guangzhou Games. Somdev’s feat has given India’s its seventh gold at Guangzhou.  Somdev and Sanam Singh had on Monday won the men’s doubles gold. They beat the Chinese pair of Zhe Li and Mao Xin Gong 6-3, 6-7, 10-8. Somdev – the highest ranked Indian in the international tennis circuit – had earlier won the men’s singles gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.last_img

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