Somdev to clash with Nadal in USA ATP Masters

Indian Wells (USA): Indian tennis sensation Somdev Devvarman set up a dream match against world number one Rafael Nadal after his stunning three-set win over Xavier Malisse in the BNP Paribas ATP Masters here.

Somdev shocked Belgium`s Malisse 6-1 3-6 7-6(5) in his third round match in the USD 3,64,500 hard court tournament.

It will be Somdev`s second big match of his life after playing against multiple Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in Dubai last month.

Nadal beat American qualifier Ryan Sweeting 6-3 6-1 to move to the pre-quarterfinals and then delayed his post match interview to watch the final set tie-breaker of the Somdev-Mailsse match.

Somdev broke Malisee` serve twice and dropped his own once apart from saving a breakpoint en route to the win.