The greatest men's tennis player in UVA history is heading to the Olympics.
Somdev Devvarman received a wild card entry Tuesday into the men's singles tournament in London.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced the Olympic field Tuesday with 56 players receiving entry based on their ranking and eight players selected as wild card entries.
He'll represent India as one of the 64 players in the event scheduled July 30-August 5.
All ten of the top ranked players in the world will compete for gold in Wimbledon at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
Devvarman reached a career-high of #62 in the world rankings last year but has been sidelined with an injury since November, dropping down to his current ranking of #259 in the world.
Devvarman won the 2007 and 2008 NCAA singles championships at Virginia.
He'll become the first Cavalier to compete in the Olympic tennis tournament.
"I am really happy to have the opportunity to represent my country in the Olympics," said Devvarman. "It is a great opportunity, and I look forward to competing at the Games at Wimbledon."
2012 Olympic Men's Tennis Singles Field Argentina: Juan Martin del Potro, Juan Monaco, Carlos Berlocq, David Nalbandian Australia: Bernard Tomic, Lleyton Hewitt* Austria: Jurgen Melzer Belgium: Olivier Rochus, David Goffin, Steve Darcis Brazil: Thomaz Bellucci* Bulgaria: Grigor Dimitrov Canada: Milos Raonic, Vasek Pospisil* Chinese Taipei: Yen-Hsun Lu Colombia: Santiago Giraldo, Alejandro Falla Croatia: Marin Cilic, Ivo Karlovic, Ivan Dodig Cyprus: Marcos Baghdatis Czech Republic: Tomas Berdych, Radek Stepanek Finland: Jarkko Nieminen France: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gilles Simon, Gael Monfils, Richard Gasquet Germany: Philipp Kohlschreiber Great Britain: Andy Murray India: Somdev Devvarman* Italy: Andreas Seppi, Fabio Fognini Japan: Kei Nishikori, Go Soeda, Tatsuma Ito Kazakhstan: Mikhail Kukushkin Luxembourg: Gilles Muller Netherlands: Robin Haase Poland: Lukasz Kubot Romania: Adrian Ungur* Russia: Mikhail Youzhny, Alex Bogomolov Jr., Nikolay Davydenko, Dmitry Tursunov Serbia: Novak Djokovic, Janko Tipsarevic, Viktor Troicki Slovak Republic: Lukas Lacko, Martin Klizan Slovenia: Blaz Kavcic* Spain: Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Nicolas Almagro, Fernando Verdasco Switzerland: Roger Federer, Stanislas Wawrinka Tunisia: Malek Jaziri* Ukraine: Sergiy Stakhovsky* USA: John Isner, Andy Roddick, Donald Young, Ryan Harrison Uzbekistan: Denis Istomin
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