Indian tennis great Vijay Amritraj is not giving much of chance to the Somdev Devvarman-led team in its Davis Cup World Group play-off against Czech Republic later this month and says "we can't do well in team events" unless we have top 50 singles players.
Somdev Devvarman and Saketh Myneni could not cross even the first hurdle at the US Open Qualifiers as both the Indian Davis Cuppers lost their openers after winning first sets against their respective rivals, here.
Veteran tennis star Leander Paes makes a return to the country's Davis Cup team as India named a four-member squad for the World Group play-off tie at home against top seeds Czech Republic from September 18-20.
He had copped a lot of criticism after losing the deciding fifth rubber against Serbia in the last tie but Yuki Bhambri redeemed himself by winning the deciding match today, which sealed India a place in the Davis Cup World Group play-offs.
Indian youngster Yuki Bhambri says he could not have played better against Jose Statham as he saved India the blushes on day one by winning the second singles in the Asia/Oceania Group I tie, here on Friday.
Yuki Bhambri rescued India with an impressive win after Somdev Devvarman's shock defeat, leaving the visitors locked 1-1 with New Zealand on day one of the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group I tie, here on Friday.
In a shock start for India, Somdev Devvarman frittered away a two-set advantage to lose the opening singles to lower-ranked Michael Venus as the visitors trail 0-1 against New Zealand in the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group I tie, here on Friday.
For the second consecutive Grand Slam this year, there will be no Indian featuring in the singles event as Saketh Myneni bowed out of the Wimbledon qualifiers following compatriots Yuki Bhambri and Somdev Devvarman.