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Yuki falls tamely, India lose to Serbia in Davis Cup playoff

Filip Krajinovic denied India a place in the Davis Cup World Group by defeating Yuki Bhambri in the decisive reverse singles on Monday to clinch the playoff 3-2 for Serbia.

sports Updated: Sep 16, 2014 17:01 IST
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Filip Krajinovic denied India a place in the Davis Cup World Group by defeating Yuki Bhambri in the decisive reverse singles on Monday to clinch the playoff 3-2 for Serbia.

Krajinovic's 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory quashed India's hopes of returning to the World Group after three years.

Serbia, without Novak Djokovic, were banking on Krajinovic to beat the 22-year-old Bhambri after India stormed back through Somdev Devvarman, who rallied on Sunday to beat Dusan Lajovic in a five-set thriller.

Krajinovic was leading 6-3, 4-4 before rain postponed the reverse singles late on Sunday night.

Krajinovic also defeated Devvarman in four sets on Friday to give Serbia 2-0 lead before the Indian pair of Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna won the doubles and Devvarman pushed the tie into the decider.