Somdev wins but Sanam loses as India, Korea share honours

Somdev Devvarman had to fight hard for his victory against 17-year-old Hyeon Chung. Sanam Singh however could not match up to Korea's number one player Lim.

updated: April 04, 2014 15:53 IST
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Busan: Somdev Devvarman had to dig deep into his reservoir of experience to tame a fighting Hyeon Chung but Sanam Singh lost the second singles to Yong-Kyu Lim, leaving India and Korea locked at 1-1 on day one of their second round Asia/Oceania Group I tie, here on Friday.

Somdev was severely tested by a player who was making his Davis Cup debut and ranked 289 placed below him before prevailing 7-6 (4) 7-6(3) 6-4 after three hours and thirty minutes of intense tennis in the opening singles.

The 17-year old Korean, who had ended runner-up in the Wimbledon junior championship last year, showed that he was progressing well but ultimately fell short against a player who does not give up easily.

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