Davis Cup: Ramanathan shows heart for a fight

It is difficult getting into the shoes of Ramkumar Ramanathan. The 21-year-old has been optimized into the major group of Davis Cup with India missing the administrations of top players like Yuki Bhambri and Somdev Devvarman because of harm in the course of the most recent year.

It has not been a simple start by any methods for the adolescent, who won on presentation against South Korean Seong Chan Hong in Chandigarh in the last tie. When he went to think about Thursday night he would have been getting rationally prepared for the greatest match of his youngster vocation against one of the cutting edge legends of the amusement, Rafael Nadal. In any case, only 90 minutes before this gathered tie, group skipper Anand Amritraj strolled up to him to illuminate that Nadal would not turn out. Rather, Feliciano Lopez would open the challenge on Friday.

One can not make sure if his trusts all of a sudden rose after the news however the Chennai youth turned out all weapons blasting against Lopez. His chief had needed Ramanathan to get off to a quick begin against Nadal and he figured out how to do likewise against Rafas substitution.

Toward the days end, the score will demonstrate that Ramanathan lost 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 1-6 in 2 hours, 24 minutes to Lopez yet what it wont reflect is the battle set up by the Indian adolescent. In the second singles, Saketh Myneni failed out without a battle, losing 1-6, 2-6, 1-6 in 60 minutes, 28 minutes to world No. 13 David Ferrer. Along these lines, not surprisingly, India are down 0-2 after the principal day of this World Group play-off tie. Despite the fact that outcomes were along anticipated lines, the splendid spot of the day for the hosts was world No. 203 Ramanathan, who gave the group parcels to cheer even without Rafa. The Chennai fellow coordinated the world No. 26 shot for shot from the back of the court - in any event right off the bat in the tie. The match was level at 2-2 after the initial four recreations of the tie before Lopez changed an apparatus.

Not at all like a number of the other European tennis stars, Feliciano Lopez (nicknamed "Deliciano" by Andy Murray mom Judy) is a great deal more proficient at serve-and-volley. Two or three grass court ATP titles in his vocation underline his aptitudes at the net which shone through even on the firm court at the RK Khanna Stadium.

Davis Cup: Ramanathan shows heart for a fight