Mumbai: India's veteran tennis star Leander Paes gave kudos to the Somdev Devvarman-spearheaded squad for clinching the Davis Cup play-off berth with a 3-1 away game victory over South Korea last week, but cautioned that the next tie against Serbia would be a difficult one. (Read: Davis Cup may bring World No.2 Novak Djokovic to India)
"The next tie is going to be a tough one but kudos to all our boys for a job well done in Korea," Paes told reporters last night at the Khar Gymkhana after tying up with the suburban club in opening a tennis academy in his name. (Read: Past perfect, but will the young Davis Cup brigade put country before self)
While praising the squad, the 40-year-old Atlanta Olympic Games bronze medal winner said that India need to become stronger in singles play to take on stronger opponents in the World Group.