Paes opts out of Davis Cup singles

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:50 IST

Indian tennis captain Leander Paes today sprung a surprise by opting out of the singles in the Asia-Oceania group I Davis Cup tie against China.

Paes opts out of Davis Cup singles

New Delhi:

Indian tennis captain Leander Paes today sprung a surprise by opting out of the singles in the Asia-Oceania group I Davis Cup tie against China beginning Friday. He has fielded youngsters Harsh Mankad and Prakash Amritraj instead. Mankad will open the Indian challenge against Sun Peng in the first singles while Amritraj will take on left-handed Wang Yu in the second singles match, according to the draw made by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence today. Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi would play the Chinese pair of Wang Yu and Zhu Beng-Qiang in the doubles match on Saturday. In the reverse singles on Sunday, Prakash Amritraj will take on Sun Peng while the final match will be played between Harsh Mankad and Wang Yu. (PTI)

Topics : Tennis Andy Roddick Lukas Dlouhy Rohan Bopanna Leander Paes Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Maria Sharapova
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