Davis Cup: Yuki Bhambri, Somdev Devvarman Lose as Serbia Take 2-0 Lead Over India

The 61st-ranked Dusan Lajovic, who reached the fourth round of the French Open, disposed of 153rd-ranked Yuki Bhambri 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 in just over two hours. The lead was increased by 108th-ranked Filip Krajinovic with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over 144th-ranked Somdev Devvarman.

updated: September 12, 2014 21:13 IST
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Somdev Devvarman serves to Serbia's Filip Krajinovic during their Davis Cup World Group play-off tie between India and Serbia.

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Bangalore: Even a second-string Serbia proved a mighty opponent as Yuki Bhambri and Somdev Devvarman suffered crushing singles defeats to leave India trailing 0-2 on the opening day of the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie here on Friday.

Serbia, who are here without their top stars, dominated the proceedings to comfortably place themselves at the drivers' seat as they exposed the weakness of Indian players at this level.

India decided to host the tie at high-altitude conditions to take advantage but it was the Serbian players who came out as masters.

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