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India lose Davis Cup rubber to South Korea

India lost their Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I tie 1-4 to South Korea in an away tie at Changwon on Sunday.

india Updated: Feb 12, 2006 23:07 IST

India lost their Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I tie 1-4 to South Korea in an away tie at Changwon on Sunday with both Rohan Bopanna and Prakash Amritraj losing their reverse singles matches.

The 232nd ranked Bopanna lost the first reverse singles encounter 3-6, 1-6, 2-6 to 89th ranked Hyung-Taik Lee at the Changwon Municipal Tennis Courts, reported official Davis Cup portal www.daviscup.com.

With the result of the rubber decided, the second encounter became superfluous, where 249th ranked Amritraj lost 3-6, 6-3, 5-7 to 677th ranked Hee-Seok Chung.

The result meant that India will now have to play Pakistan in a first round playoff in April. Pakistan lost their first round Asia/Oceania Zone Group I tie 2-3 to Chinese Taipei.

The sporting arch-rivals have not met at the Davis Cup for over three decades now and India lead their neighbours 5-0 in the various meetings they have had so far.

First Published: Feb 12, 2006 22:33 IST