India takes 2-1 lead in Davis Cup

Busan, April 5: India took a 2-1 lead over South Korea in the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania second round at the Spo1 Tennis Courts here Saturday.

In the only match of Saturday, Rohan Bopanna and Saketh Myneni beat Hyung-Taik Lee and Yong-Kyu Lim 7-6(4), 5-7, 7-6(2), 6-3 in the doubles rubber. India is now only one win away for a place in the World Group Play-offs.

India’s most experienced player of the tie, Bopanna is the highest-ranked doubles player in either team at No.14 and teamed up with the 188th-ranked Myneni.

India had taken a 1-0 lead with Somdev Devvarman winning over Hyeon Chung 7-6(4), 7-6(3), 6-4 in the first singles encounter. But Yong-Kyu Lim breezed past Sanam Singh 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4 to level the tie 1-1 Friday.

Sunday will see the reverse singles taking place with Devvarman taking on Lim while Sanam will take on Chung.

South Korea has a 6-3 lead over India in career head-to-heads.

IANS