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India seal Cup deal in style

Sunday, 2 February 2014 - 10:17am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
Somdev, Bopanna-Myneni complete 3-0 rout of Chinese Taipei
  • Indian team celebrates after winning the Asia/Oceania Group I Davis Cup tie against Chinese Taipei in Indore on Saturday. PTI

Somdev Devvarman to seal the deal on Saturday morning and beat Chinese Taipei’s Ti Chen 6-7(4) 7-6(3) 1-6 6-2 9-7. The contest lasted four hours and 40 minutes after play resumed from Friday.

Later, Rohan Bopanna combined with Saketh Myneni to win the doubles rubber to give India an unassailable 3-0 lead.

Bopanna and debutant Myneni beat Hsien-Yin Peng and Tsing Hua Yang 6-0 6-7(3) 6-3 7-6(2) in two hours and 21 minutes.

India will travel to South Korea for the second round tie in April. If they win, they will compete in the play-offs to re-enter the elite 16-nation World Group.  

ELSEWHERE
Switzerland 2 lead Serbia 0:
Dusan Lajovic lost to Stanislas Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 1-6 6-7 (7)

France 3 lead Australia 0:
Richard Gasquet/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga bt Chris Guccione/ Lleyton Hewitt 5-7 7-6 (4) 6-2 7-5

Germany 3 lead Spain 0:
 Tommy Haas/Philip Kohlschreiber bt David Marrero/Fernando Verdasco 7-6 (5) 6-7 (7) 7-6 (7) 6-3

Kazakhstan 2 lead Belgium 1:
Olivier Rochus/Ruben Bemelmans bt Mikhail Kukushkin/Yevgeny Korolev 6-2 6-7 (4) 6-3 7-6 (4)

Japan 2 lead Canada 1:
Kei Nishikori/Yasutaka Uchiyama bt Frank Dancevic/Daniel Nestor 6-3 7-6 (3) 4-6 6-4

Great Britain 2 lead USA 0:
Andy Murray bt Donald Young 6-1 6-2 6-3; James Ward bt Sam Querrey 1-6 7-6 (3) 3-6 6-4 6-1


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