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Somdev Devvarman


I am not pro-Mahesh or pro-Leander but a change was needed: Somdev Devvarman

July 15, 2020 2:39 pm

Somdev Devvarman, the former India number one, says the number of players in the country that have remained quiet on issues in their sport infuriates him.

Somdev Devvarman: Police brutality in India is off the charts. It’s simply a misuse of power.

July 13, 2020 10:40 am

In a video chat with The Indian Express, former tennis player Somdev Devvarman shares his experiences with racism and social injustice in India. The Commonwealth and Asian Games gold medallist from Tripura remembers being called ‘Bahadur’ and ‘Chinese’, and breaking barriers with his racquet. Devvarman also speaks out on police brutality in India, and why athletes don’t raise their voices on social issues.

Tennis star Somdev Devvarman speaks out: ‘Police brutality horrible, off the charts’

July 12, 2020 8:38 pm

“I am more likely to say something,” says former India No.1 tennis player, Somdev Devvarman. Especially, he says, when the issues that confront him demand it -- police brutality and racism.

Somdev Devvarman performs at first public gig since retiring from professional tennis

August 28, 2019 6:36 pm

Somdev Devvarman has taken to music and he recently performed his first public gig at a music festival.

Celebrate the spirited show of Sumit Nagal but don't lose perspective, says Abhinav Bindra

August 27, 2019 4:09 pm

Abhinav Bindra said that the perspective must not be lost as there is a lot of work to be done before producing a champion from the country.

Photos: Somdev Devvarman marries 'the girl of his dreams' Shiwali Wal in Udaipur

March 08, 2019 8:20 am

Former tennis player Somdev Devvarman recently got married to Shiwali Wal and shared beautiful and happy pictures from the occasion on his official social media handle.

AITA challenges 'biased' Somdev Devvarman to implement his vision

January 04, 2019 8:58 pm

Somdev Devvarman had recently questioned what was AITA's vision for sport in country, suggesting the federation had not done enough to lift the game in the country.

What has been your vision for tennis in last 30 years? Somdev Devvarman asks AITA

January 01, 2019 7:34 pm

Asked to spell the issues on which he and AITA differed, Somdev said one of the issues was support for players.

Kidambi Srikanth, Somdev Devvarman felicitated with Padma Shri by President Ram Nath Kovind

March 21, 2018 9:25 am

Badminton player Kidambi Srikanth, former tennis player Somdev Devvarman and former Paralympian Murlikant Petkar were conferred with the Padma Shri at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday.

It was safe to assume Ankita Raina won't make it to Tokyo Olympics: Somdev Devvarman

February 27, 2018 7:10 pm

In a surprise decision, Ankita was left out of the financial assistance scheme despite being India's top-ranked player.


Usain Bolt, Ashish Nehra, Kaka, Felipe Massa: Sportstars who retired in 2017

December 29, 2017 9:29 pm

Many legends from various sports brought the curtain down to their illustrious career this year. Here is a look back and a tribute to the sporting personalities who hung up their boots this year.