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Somdev training with Roddick

December 04, 2008 16:45 IST

India's Davis Cupper Somdev Devvarman is capping an eventful year with a 10-day training stint with American world number eight Andy Roddick.

Somdev, who became India's number one men's singles player recently, is training in Austin, Texas, with the 2003 US Open winner under renowned coach Larry Stefanki.

Somdev achieved his career best ranking of 201 last month and is currently placed 205 in the ATP ranking list.

"I am very excited at the opportunity to train with Andy under the watchful eye of Larry Stefanki. It will be a great learning curve for me and it is a great way to prepare for the 2009 season," Somdev said.

Stefanki has coached greats like John McEnroe, Marcelo Rios, Yevgeni Kafelnikov and Fernando Gonzalez.

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