Davis Cup: Debutants Ranjeet, Malik suffer defeats

Ranjeet, who was making his India debut, was humiliated 1-6, 0-6, 1-6 to South Korea's Min Hyeok Cho.

updated: February 01, 2013 18:35 IST
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New Delhi: India risk losing the Asia/Oceania Group I tie against Korea as the hosts conceded a 0-2 lead on opening day after debutants V M Ranjeet and Vijayant Malik suffered contrasting defeats in their singles matches in New Delhi on Friday.

It was a forgettable debut for 27-year-old Ranjeet as he was trounced 1-6, 0-6, 1-6 in an hour and 23 minutes in the first singles of the first-round tie at the R K Khanna Tennis stadium.

The onus to bring India back in the tie was on the 22-year-old Malik and he fought his heart out but lacked fitness to meet the challenge as he conceded the second singles against Korean No 1 Suk-Young Jeong.

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