Somdev Devvarman is a well-known Tennis Player. He is famous because he is the only player who is able to win the finals of NCAA thrice in a row. In 2017 he announced his retirement which broke the heart of many tennis lovers. He started learning Tennis at a young age of 9 and by the time he was 17, he took part in his first tournament. The name of the tournament was Futures Tournament. He later moved to University of Virginia for higher education. He is managed by Globosport which is owned by Mahesh Bhupathi. And he is sponsored by brands like Lacoste and Babolat. He decided to take retirement from tennis and he announced the same on 2 January 2017. He stated that he was losing the passion for the game and that is the reason why he wants to take early retirement.
Somdev started his career at a young age just like other sports stars. The first sports management company he signed with was ‘Mamba International’. He won singles as well as doubles while playing in Futures Tournament when he was associated with Mamba International.
In 2009, Somdev reached the finals of ATP Tour at Chennai Open. Unfortunately he lost the finals and secured the second position in the tournament. He is also known to be the first Indian in the Main Draw of Grand Slam. The only Indian player to reach this spot was Prakash Amritraj in 2002.
In 2010, he won gold medal for India in the Commonwealth game which was hosted in India. He also won a gold medal in 2010 Asian games. 2011 was a relatively good year for Somdev as he played in many tournaments but he got injured while playing in 2012. He also got a wildcard entry in 2012 Olympics. Somdev won a lot of games in 2013 and he secured a position in World’s Top 100 players. Later in 2014, Somdev won ONGC – GAIL Delhi Open and he was also the winner of 2015 Delhi Open.
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- Name : Somdev Devvarman
- Date of Birth : 13 February 1985
- Age : 31 Years
- Place of Birth : Agartala, India
- Schools : Asan Memorial School
- College : University of Virginia
- Father : Pravanjan Dev Varman
- Mother : Ranjana Dev Varman
- Marital Status : Single
- Affair/ Girlfriend : No relationships
- Religion : Hindu
- Zodiac Sign : Aquarius
- Height : 8 Meters
- Weight : 73 Kg
- Eye Colour : Black
- Profession : Former Tennis Player
- Languages Known : Hindi and English