India has taken a 1-0 lead over Uzbekistan in the Asia-Oceania Zone Group I Davis Cup tie being played in Bengaluru today. Ramkumar Ramanathan spearheaded India’s singles challenge and defetaed Temur Ismailov in the first singles rubber. Ramanathan won the match in four sets 6-2, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5.
The second singles match between Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Sanjar Fayziev is underway.
Tomorrow Rohan Bopanna will pair up with Sriram Balaji in the second round doubles tie and lock horns with Farrukh Dustov and Sanjar Fayziev.
All India Radio is broadcasting live commentary, alternately in Hindi and English of the Davis Cup matches. Tomorrow the live commentary will be relayed from 1755 to 2300 hours and on Sunday from 1455 to 2000 hours or till the end of the match. The commentary will be aired on National hook-up and Rajdhani Channels.