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Devvarman puts India 2-0 ahead in Davis Cup

Indore, Feb 1 : Top Indian singles player Somdev Devvarman put India 2-0 up by winning his Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I tie against Chinese Taipei's Ti Chen here Saturday.


Devvarman's match resumed this morning after being suspended due to bad light Friday at 6-7(4), 7-6(3), 1-6, 6-2, 7-7. The Indian took only a few minutes to finish off the last set 9-7 and go 3-0 up career meets.

The 28-year-old played attacking shots and kept Chen at the baseline, aiding him to break the visitor in the 16th game.

Devvarman finally managed to seal the deal on his seventh match point when he forced Chen to make an error, putting an end to the match fought over two days at the Indore Tennis Club.

Yuki Bhambri Friday had given India a 1-0 lead to battle past Chinese Taipei's No.1 Tsung Hua Yang 6-2, 6-4, 6-7(1), 6-3 in two hours and 52 minutes.

Later Saturday, Rohan Bopanna and Saketh Myneni will take on Hsien-Yin Peng and Hsin-Han Lee in the doubles rubber, aiming to seal the tie for India.

--IANS (Posted on 01-02-2014)

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