Devvarman beats Istomin to take Asiad tennis gold
India's Somdev Devvarman defeated top-seeded Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in straight sets to complete a sweep of the singles and doubles men's tennis titles at the Asian Games.
Second-seeded Devvarman took advantage of Istomin's wildly inconsistent form to secure a 6-1, 6-2 victory at Aoti Tennis Center Tuesday afternoon. The 25-year-old Indian player dropped onto his back when his Uzbek opponent missed a ground stroke on the first match point.
Devvarman won the men's doubles with teammate Sanam Krishnan Singh in a three-set victory on Tuesday.
The Indian gold prevented a men's and women's double for Uzbekistan. The women's final will be contested later Tuesday between another Uzbek, Agkul Amanmuradova, and China's Peng Shuai.