Davis Cup: Yuki Bhambri gives India 1-0 lead

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2012, 16:02 PM IST

Chandigarh: Yuki Bhambri fought back from two sets down to give India a 1-0 lead against New Zealand on the opening day of the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group I play-off here Friday.

Bhambri won 3-6, 0-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 against Daniel King-Turner at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) stadium after rain delayed the start of the first singles.

After losing the first two sets easily, the 20-year-old turned the tables on his opponent.

In the decider, India got a break early and were 4-2 up when Bhambri broke his more experienced opponent again.

While serving for victory, the Delhi boy finished off the match with a cross-court forehand.

Later in the day, the 25-year-old Vishnu Vardhan will face Jose Statham, who is ranked 317 in the world, in the second singles match of the day.

This was Bhambri`s third win out of four Davis Cup appearances.