Lagardère Unlimited announced today they have signed ATP World Tour Singles Player Somdev Devarrman of India who is currently ranked #141 in the world. Devarrman, who attended the University of Virginia from 2005-2008, was the back-to-back NCAA Division I Singles Champion in 2007 (defeating University of Georgia’s John Isner) and 2008 (defeating University of Tennessee’s J.P. Smith) receiving All- American Honors both seasons. Devarrman turned pro in the summer of 2008, and will be represented by Lagardere Unlimited President, Ken Meyerson, and Client Manager, Kevin Obletz.
“Somdev is the rare combination of talent, sophistication, with an international profile making him impressively unique,” said Meyerson. “We at Lagardère Unlimited are excited to have earned the right to represent him. India has a storied tennis history and we could not be more delighted to be a part of it. We are looking forward to being a part of Somdev’s career.”
Devarrman currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia, but plays for the Indian Davis Cup Team of which he has a 4-3 win/loss record for the 2008 and 2009 seasons. In 2009, Devarrman reached a career high singles ranking of #116 on the ATP World Tour and was the finalist at the Aircel Chennai Open where he defeated three top-fifty players (Carlos Moya, Ivo Karlovic and Rainer Schuettler) en route to the finals before falling to Marin Cilic in two close sets. Devarrman was also the finalist at the Charlottesville, Virginia, Challenger at the end of 2009.
“Lagardère’s client roster is very impressive and the fact that Ken Meyerson has represented several Grand Slam champions, as well as Arnaud Lagardère’s passion for the game, made selecting Lagardere Unlimited an automatic,” commented Devarrman.
Lagardère Unlimited is the talent management business unit of the Lagardère Group. With its headquarters in Paris, the company operates around the world. Currently, Lagardère Unlimited represents some of the best players on the ATP World Singles Tour including Andy Roddick, Fernando Gonzalez, Richard Gasquet, Gael Monfils and Justine Henin.
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