Davis Cup: Romania 2 India 0
India’s chances of making it to the Davis Cup World Group received a jolt on Friday when their biggest singles hope, Somdev Devvarman, went down 3-6, 1-6, 0-6 to Romania’s Victor Hanescu in the second singles of the play-off at the Bucuresti Stadium in Bucharest.
Earlier, Prakash Amritraj lost the first singles 5-7, 7-5, 2-6, 2-6 against Victor Crivoi. India now trail 0-2. Amritraj tried every trick in the book but could only take a set off Victor Crivoi.
This means that the Indians are staring at the barrel of the gun again, with the doubles onus on Paes and Bhupthi, but both Somdev and Amritraj will have to win their return singles to give India any hopes of making it to the world group.