London: India's Somdev Devvarman sailed into the second round of the Wimbledon men's singles event after his German opponent Denis Gremelmayr retired hurt midway through the first round match here on Tuesday.

Somdev was leading 6-4 4-2 when Gremelmayr conceded the match to the Indian.

Somdev will next face 18th seed Mikhail Youzhny of Russia, who defeated Argentine Juan Monaco 4-6 6-2 6-2 4-6 6-4 in the first round.

(Agencies)