Somdev Devvarman battled his way into the US Open main draw after defeating Briton James Ward in a gruelling three-setter.

Somdev defeated his opponent 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in the qualifying third round.

In the main draw, Somdev faces Slovakia’s Lukas Lacko as his first round opponent.

“Happy to be through to the main draw. So excited for next week!!,” Somdev tweeted.

Somdev converted both his break chances and saved three o his serve to win the first set in just 38 minutes. However, Ward clawed his way back into the match when he broke Somdev twice in the second set.

Somdev too had his chances but squandered all four break points he had in the second set. In the fiercely fought decider, Somdev saved two break points and cashed in on two of the three chances to book a berth in the main draw.

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