Canada even with India at Davis Cup tie

India miss the bus again

Ramkumar had defeated Schnur in a tough four-setter in the opening match of the play-off to give India a 1-0 lead.

The first blow is half the battle. Then, Yuki Bhambri almost pulled off a miracle before bowing to the young but superior Denis Shapovalov 6-7 (2), 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4, 1-6.

The results: Canada 1 India 1 [Brayden Schnur lost to Ramkumar Ramanathan 7-5, 6-7 (4), 5-7, 5-7; Denis Shapovalov bt Yuki Bhambri 7-6 (2), 6-4, 6-7 (6), 4-6, 6-1]. The Chennai lad thus remained unbeaten in the Davis Cup in 2017 season, having won all five matches he has played. Schnur, 22 and playing in his maiden tie, broke Ramku mar in the 11th game to take the first set.

Shapovalov is now ranked 51st in the world, while Bhambri is 157th.

After beating Rafael Nadal at the recent Rogers Cup, it was just another day at the office for Shapovalov.

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The first set of the Yuki Bhambri vs Denis Shapovalov match saw both competitors start off aggresively.

"Probably not converting on those two break points when I had it 6-5 and five-all in the second set", said the kid who played college tennis in North Carolina until he made a decision to go on the tour this summer. He ran down the groundstrokes and kept putting one more ball back, stretching the rallies by playing to the backhand. Eventually, it is down to the reverse singles matches on Sunday where India will need two wins out of two to win the tie. The Indian -eight months older to his rival and ranked 154 -then saved three break points in the 10th game of the second set before taking it in the tiebreak. Schnur looked down and out, trailing by two sets to one, and down by a break in the fourth set but found energy to fight when Ramkumar dropped serve immediately.

Tackling Vasek Pospisil, the other singles player named by Canada, should not be a big problem for Yuki and Ramkumar. Shapovalov handed Bhambri a break in the fourth set with sluggish errors and the Indian marched on to level the match.

"It's quite uncommon", admitted Canadian captain Martin Laurendeau.

The Sports Ministry has left out veteran Leander Paes and Saketh Myneni from the initial list of tennis players, who have been chosen for monthly allowance for their preparations for the next year's big-ticket events and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Canadian found his mojo after breaking Yuki in the third and broke him again in the sixth game to take a 5-1 cushion and clinched the issue with a crushing forehand victor.

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