CHANDIGARH, SEPT 27 :India justified their seeding with win over Brazil ,The Indian boys have made a history to reach in the semi-finals of the Junior Davis Cup by beating Brazil by 2-1.
India topped the group D and meet third seed USA which topped the group C. Both Saurabh and Yuki played excellent tennis to win their matches in spite of having lost the first set in their matches.
In the first singles Saurabh had two break points on Henrique’s serve in the 5th and 9th games but could not avail the opportunities. In the 10th game Saurabh was serving 40-15, with a missed drop shot and a double fault he lost the first set 4-6.
In the second set Saurabh broke Henrique in the third game and again broke Henrique in the 7th game . With two breaks in hand Saurabh was in all command to wrap the set by 6-2. In the third set Saurabh broke Henrique in the third and fifth and seventh games to wrap the set by 6-1.
In the second singles, Yuki started with a bang by breaking the Brazalian in the firsts game but could not retain his first serve. Both players were playing excellent tennis, Clezar hitting very deep and solid from base line ground strokes did not allow Yuki to make any variations and he broke Yuki in the sixth game and won the first set by 6-3.
In the second set Yuki was confident and mixed up his game with surprise drop shots and heavy top spin on opponents back hand and played at net and did not allow Clezar to get his rhythm and broke his serves in the fourth and sixth game to win the set by 6-1. In the third set Clezar was depressed with his game and Yuki broke him in the first game. With another break in the fifth game, Yuki was in command and produced excellent strokes to win the set and match by 6-1 and this led India going to semifinals probably for the first time.
In the doubles match India were represented by Saurabh Sngh and SV Abhishek to play with Brazilians and fought very well. The Indian pair was leading 5-3 in the first set but Saurabh could hold his serve to take the set and Brazilian pair recovered soon to win the set in tie breaker. The second set was again interesting but the Indian combination was not good enough to match the consistent Brazilian pair and lost the set again in a tie breaker.
India play USA in semifinals tomorrow. USA have a very balanced team with ITF ranking 112 Evan King and Denis Kudla at 138. It is going to be an interesting tie and Indian players are confident to give their best tomorrow, says Indian captain Kawaljeet Singh from San Luis Potosi (Mexico).
Results: India bt Brazil 2-1: (Saurabh Singh bt Henrique Tsukamoto( 4-6, 6-2, 6-1,
Yuki Bhambri bt Guilherme Clezar( ) 3-6, 6-1,6-1, Saurabh Singh and SV Abhishek lost to Henrique Tsukamoto and Tiago Fernandes 6-7 (6), 6-7 (5).