Leander Paes-Rohan Bopanna Doubles Match Inspired me, Says Somdev Devvarman

Somdev Devvarman overcame a sluggish start to carve out a heroic 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 over win over Dusan Lajovic after battling hard for three hours and 37 minutes.

updated: September 14, 2014 22:15 IST
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Somdev Devvarman celebrates after beating Dusan Lajovic of Serbia in Davis Cup.


Bangalore: Somdev Devvarman on Sunday said the sterling comeback doubles match of Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna inspired him to go out and win the crucial first reverse singles game for India and keep the nation's hopes alive in the Davis Cup World Group Playoff tie against Serbia here.

"Huge. It (Bopanna-Lee comeback match) was an inspiring stuff. To be 0-2 down and winning it from there is really inspiring. It is a lot of pressure playing at home," he told reporters at the post-match press conference at the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association Stadium.

A resilient Somdev pulled off a stunning five-set victory over world number 61 Dusan Lajovic to draw 2-2 parity against Serbia.

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