Somdev Devvarman missed out on a chance of featuring in his second successive Grand Slam singles main draw after losing the third and final round of the Australian Open qualifying event in straight sets to 12th seed Blaz Kavcic.

The 27th seed tried his best to make a comeback into the match but eventually lost 3-6 6-7(4) to his Slovenian opponent, ranked 126 in the ATP chart.

Somdev had last year qualified for the US Open and reached the second round of the singles main draw.

Yuki Bhambri and Prakash Amritraj have also bowed out in the qualifying event.

Yet again, Sania Mirza will be India’s lone challenge in the singles when she competes in the women’s main draw.

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