Somdev Devvarman’s lean patch continued as he made another first round exit from the ATP Shanghai Masters after losing in straight sets to Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on Monday.
The 84th ranked Indian lost 4-6 3-6 in an hour and 27 minutes in his opening match of the USD 3,240,00 hard court tournament.
Now the head-to-head record of the two players stand 2-2 in four meetings this season.
Since Atlanta event in July,Somdev has competed in seven tournaments,including Davis Cup tie against Japan,and has won only two matches.
In the doubles event,Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes are seeded fourth and have got a first round bye.
Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-haq Quershi are seeded seventh and they also have got a first round bye.