Three Indians, including former national champion Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan, on Sunday made the main draw of the USD 50,000 ATP Indore Open after recording victories in their final rounds of the qualifying event, here today.
Somdev Devvarman tamed Ti Chen after a gruelling contest while Rohan Bopanna combined with Saketh Myneni to win the doubles rubber to give India an unassailable 3-0 lead in the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I tie against Chinese Taipei on Saturday.
A player cannot pull off a marathon five-setter on his own and it takes contribution from the entire team to eke out such a win, Somdev Devvarman said today after winning a tough second singles match against Ti Chen.
Somdev Devvarman took just eight minutes to complete the unfinished business as he beat Ti Chen 6-7 (4) 7-6 (3) 1-6 6-2 9-7 in the second singles to put India 2-0 ahead in the Asia/Oceania Group I Davis Cup tie on Saturday.
India`s Davis Cup captain Anand Amritraj today said it was difficult to change Somdev Devvarman`s defensive approach towards his game as the country`s number one singles player struggled to close out his match against Ti Chen despite earning four match points.