Former Cavalier great Somdev Devvarman picked up his first ATP title in over two years this weekend at the Izmir Cup in Turkey. The 113th ranked player in the world going into the event was seeded second at the event, and defeated home crowd favorite Marsel Ilhan, fourth-seeded and ranked 128, by a score of 6-4, 6-3. His previous title came from the Lexington Challenger in July of 2008.
The two-time NCAA singles champion (who had defeated John Isner to win the 2007 NCAA title) had recently reached a career high ranking of 96 in August after consistently playing well, albeit without winning any titles.
Devvarman, who has won $153,170 this year in prize money, adds an additional 9,200 Euro from the event. He had earlier lost to Russia's Kevin Anderson in the first round of the U.S. Open.