Davis Cup: Rohan Bopanna edges past Hong Chung, sets India up for Korean whitewash :- Rohan Bopanna who was playing in his first Davis Cup singles match in four-year has set India up for a Korean whitewash in the Asia/Oceania Group I tie in Chandigarh on 17 July 2016 and saved himself from embarrassment as he edged past Hong Chung in the dead fourth rubber.
Rohan Bopanna was playing in the place of Saketh Myneni Saketh Myneni and asked to take the court on behalf of his place on Sunday. He defeated the Chung by 3-6 6-4 6-4, who is ranked as low as 655 in the ATP rankings list.
Bopanna did a fantastic job, after Down by a set and trailing 0-3 in the second set and then find the way found a rhythm in time to escape with a victory.
The last time when Bopanna played, was in the year 2012 where played a singles match in the Davis Cup in 2012 when he won the fifth rubber against Uzbekistan’s Sarvar Ikramov.
Now, India lead Korea 4-0 and the whole game is in the hand of Ramkumar Ramanathan, who need to win the fifth rubber against Seong Chan Hong to make a clean sweep and to take India’s fifth whitewash since 2005 when it had blanked China 5-0.
Although, Bopanna won the match on the back of ‘boom boom’ serves but Chung refused to be intimidated and posed a good challenge to the Indian.
This win has glowed a lot of bright lamp in the country of India and if Ramkumar Ramanathan will be able to defeat the Seong Chan Hong, it would be an another achievement for our country.
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