It was a good first round outing for Yuki Bhambri as he shocked third seeded Russian Dmitry Tursunov at the ATP Challenger in Seoul. Bhambri won 6-4, 7-6(5) to advance to second round of the $100,000 event. The Indian will now take on Korea's Nam Ji Sung, a wild card entrant.
However, doubles specialist Divij Sharan lost to Japanese sixth seed Yuichi Sugita. Sharan lost 2-6, 7-5, 4-6. Partnering Bhambri in doubles, the third-seeded duo will open their campaign against Sugita and Taipei's Jimmy Wang.
India get home tie in Davis Cup first round
London: India will host South Korea in a Davis Cup Asia/ Oceania Group I first round tie, which will be held from February 1-3 next year.
In the draw here on Tuesday, India have been seeded fourth in the Group I while Australia got top billing in the eight-team group.
India had retained its place in Group I after routing New Zealand 5-0 in the play-off tie in Chandigarh last month. The last time India played South Korea was in 2006 when it had lost 1-4 in the away tie. South Korea had suffered a crushing 0-5 defeat against Australia in Brisbane in their last tie.