Devvarman upsets Vesely to level India’s Davis Cup tie 1-1 against Czech

New Delhi, Sept. 18 (ANI): Somdev Devvarman pulled off a major upset by defeating Jiri Vesely in straight sets as India levelled 1-1 against the world’s top team Czech Republic in the Davis Cup

World Group play-off tie here on Friday.

Devvarman claimed a 7-6 (3), 6-4, 6-3 win over 40th ranked Vesely in the second rubber contest that lasted two hours and 43 minutes at the R.K Khanna Stadium.

The 164th ranked Indian smashed 20 aces and 65 winners to prevail over the Czech and restore parity for his side in a five-match overall contest.

Earlier in the day, Lukas Rosol made short work of Yuki Bhambri, winning 6-2 6-1 7-5 in one hour and 56 minutes to give his side a 1-0 lead in humid conditions.

India will hope to take a 2-1 lead when the pair of Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes will take on Czech duo of Adam Pavlasek and Radek Stepanek in the third rubber on Saturday. (ANI)

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