Bopanna confident ahead of Davis Cup tie against Brazil

Updated: Sep 13, 2010, 19:56 PM IST

Chennai: After a dream run at the US Open, where he made the men`s doubles final, Rohan Bopanna said he is confident of giving India a 1-0 lead if he plays the opening singles rubber of the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against Brazil.

Bopanna, who arrived here last night from the US, had a light practice session here along with Somdev Devvarman.

"My confidence is high. I got on to the court today itself after a long travel from New York and I was able to hit the ball really good. I have to believe in my game and try and win the first match on Friday," he said.

"This four days of training before the important Davis Cup tie is important and crucial. I will be working on my movements," he added.

India`s number singles players Somdev Devvarman said India stand a good chance to get back to World Group although they are not ready to take the Brazilians lightly.

"Rohan and me have been really doing well. We have come out here five days ahead to get ready for the tie. It is a good chance for us to get back to World Group by winning against the Brazilians.”

"We are focused to win the tie. They are world class players. Rohan is playing with lot more confidence. I would like to say that we have a very good chance but these guys (Brazilians) also cannot be taken for granted," Somdev said.

PTI