A day after being swept by Japan in Davis Cup tie, the Philippines tries to keep its seat in Group I by hosting Uzbekistan on April 11-13 possibly at the slow shell courts of the Philippine Columbian Association (PCA) in Paco, Manila.
Leaving behind the off-court happenings of the last four days, Prakash Amritraj Sunday turned out India’s savior by pulling off the fifth rubber of their Asia-Oceania Davis Cup Group I tie against Farrukh Dustov for a 3-2 victory against Uzbekistan, Indian media reported.
Rohan Bopanna’s straight set win over Farrukh Dustov gave India’s Davis Cup campaign a perfect start before Denis Istomin spoiled Somdev Dev Varman’s debut to draw Uzbekistan level on the opening day of the Asia/Oceania Zone Group I tie in India today.
Rohan Bopanna outplayed Farrukh Dustov in straight sets to give India a vital 1-0 lead in the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Zone Group I tie against Uzbekistan here today, PTI reported.
India have always looked up to Leander Paes in Davis Cup. For once they should not miss their injured captain all that much against Uzbekistan in the Asia-Oceania tie here from Friday. Playing at home and importantly on grass should offset his absence, IANS reported.
Long-time India coach Nandan Bal says the Davis Cup squad to play Uzbekistan in the Asia-Oceania Zone Group 1 from Friday is easily the best that India has fielded in a long time, IANS reported.
Singapore are looking to bounce back from their 2-0 defeat in Saudi Arabia in the opening game of the third round of 2010 World Cup qualfiers on Wednesday night.
Uzbekistan claimed a 1-0 win over Lebanon in their opening match of the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.
Lebanese national football team lost on Wednesday to Uzbekistan a qualifying match to the World Cup.
Despite a fair share of international exposure at various FIFA competitions in recent years, Korea DPR are still an unknown quantity agt senior level in Asia. However, more than 40 percent of FIFA.com users have picked the men from Korea DPR in an ongoing poll as the team to most likely to cause an upset in the Preliminary Competition for 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, which is an indication of how long the memory of their memorable campaign at England 1966 has lasted.