Somdev, Bopanna shine in Davis Cup singles

Somdev Devvarman beat Izak Van der Merwe while Rohan Bopanna defeated Rik De Voest in the singles to give India a 2-0-lead in Davis Cup tie against SA.

updated: September 18, 2009 16:07 IST
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New Delhi :

Twin victories by Somdev Devvarman and Rohan Bopanna put India in a commanding position in the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against South Africa here on Friday.

Somdev put India ahead by overwhelming Izak Van der Merwe 7-6 (5), 6-3 6-4 in the first singles and then Bopanna staged a stunning comeback to upset Rik De Voest 2-6 6-4 6-2 6-4 in the second rubber at Ellis park indoor arena.

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