Davis Cup Ties Are Won Through Singles, Says Vijay Amritraj

Vijay Amritraj refuted Somdev Devvarman's claims that India's Davis Cup camaign rests solely on the doubles tie.

updated: September 12, 2014 12:41 IST
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Vijay Amritraj attends the Walt Disney Concet Halls 10th Anniversary Gala at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on September 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
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Former India ace Vijay Amritraj today disagreed with country's top singles player Somdev Devvarman's take that India's Davis Cup chances against the mighty Serbia will hinge on doubles pair of Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna. (Telangana government felicitate Sania Mirza)

"Let me put it this way. You cannot win a Davis Cup tie solely depending on doubles. You would rather lose 1-4! But you can win a Davis Cup match with good singles performance. There are four singles matches.

The bottomline is you have to win three out of five rubbers. It doesn't matter how you do it," a forthright Vijay said in an exclusive interview ahead of the marquee clash on Friday. (Davis Cup: India get set for battle royal vs Serbia)

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