Davis Cup, as it happened: Paes, Bopanna dumbfounded in straight-sets by Czechs

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Live updates of Paes-Bopanna vs Pavlasek-Stepanek

14:33: Having not played a singular compare together given their Davis Cup win opposite Serbia accurately an year back, Paes and Bopanna were all over a place and a miss of use cost India. Czechs only need to win one of their retreat singles matches on Sunday to take a tie.

14:23: Stepanek binds offer and a lucky Indian span are dumbfounded by a Czechs 7-5 6-2 6-2 as India are down 2-1 in a tie. Relentless from Pavlasek and Stepanek to subjection a higher-ranked Bopanna and Paes.

14:17: Unraveling fast in Delhi as Paes is damaged nonetheless again as Czechs take a 5-2 lead in a third. The visitors will now offer for a match.

14:11 Two unimaginable spontaneous errors from Leander Paes during a net as India are now down a mangle in a third set. Paes and Bopanna are staring during a true sets better in a essential doubles tie.

13:58: Going on offer in a third set so far, as Paes-Bopanna take a 2-1 lead on a behind of dual good use games.

13:45: A large blunder from Leander Paes during a net gives a second set to Czech Republic. India down 5-7 6-2 and staring during a better in a essential doubles tie. Can they repeat their attainment from Bangalore final year opposite Serbia?

13:37: That service didn’t final prolonged as Paes is damaged nonetheless again. India down 5-2 as Stepanek looks to offer out a second set.

13:34: Pavlasek is damaged in 2nd set, as India move a necessity down to 4-2. Still a mangle down in a second.

13:28: Looks like Paes and Bopanna would have to do it a tough way. A slew of errors from Rohan Bopanna on his possess offer gives a Czech span a double-break in a second set. Pavlasek and Stepanek take a 4-1 lead.

13:19: Leander Paes is incompetent to reason offer again as Adam Pavlasek and Radek Stepanek mangle early in a second set. India down a set and break.

13:08: Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna remove vibrated set 7-5 after 51 mins of action.

Day One Report (India turn 1-1)

India still not favourites opposite Czechs: Devvarman

New Delhi: Despite his win in a singles compare of a Davis Cup World Group tennis Playoff opposite World No.1 Czech Republic that squared a tie during 1-1, India’s Somdev Devvarman pronounced on Friday that they are still a underdogs in a contest.

India’s Yuki Bhambri mislaid a opening singles rubber to Lukas Rosol in true sets though Devvarman fought behind to kick World No.40 Jiri Vesely and turn a competition during 1-1.

File design of Leander Paes. PTIFile design of Leander Paes. PTI

File design of Leander Paes. PTI

“I won’t be astounded if they change a retreat singles choice on Sunday. They have adequate arsenal in their repertoire and all their 4 players are really good in singles. We are still a underdogs and still not favourites,” Devvarman, who has not mislaid in a inhabitant collateral given 2010, said.

The 30-year-old Devvarman took dual hours and 44 mins to kick Vesely, who is ranked 124 places above him.

“It feels good that to kick a top-50 actor since this year we mislaid to dual players ranked outward 400. we sensed he was removing sleepy that we used to my advantage. He was perplexing to offer me out, perplexing some-more aces though we was enchanting him in longer rallies,” pronounced a 2010 Commonwealth Games champion.

The 2010 Asian Games bullion medallist also pronounced a personification conditions were ideal for him and he used it to his full advantage.

“The conditions were a determining factor. It was wet though not as prohibited as it has been in a final few days. we always adore personification here and in these conditions we took advantage of a slower court, a place where we have played so many times,” combined Devvarman, who extended his Davis Cup win-loss record to 14-11.

His competition Vesely congratulated Devvarman though combined that he played with an harmed leg.

“I was mentally fit though not physically. we was carrying a leg damage from a US Open. Somdev played really well. we don’t know what happened today. It could be that we was over prepared. we am a No.1 actor of a patrol and we have to take responsibility,” pronounced a 22-year-old Vesely.

“It wasn’t my day. we have to do a lot of work in dual days to get prepared for Sunday. The conditions can’t be an forgive for my better as it has been same for a final 2-3 days.”