Davis Cup: Denis Shapovalov beats India's Ramkumar Ramanathan to win tie, Yuki Bhambri earns consolation
India were left to battle it out in the Asian zone yet again after Ramkumar Ramanathan's defeat to Denis Shapovalov steered Canada back to the elite Davis Cup World Group.
The hosts’ decision to put their money on Vasek Pospisil in doubles paid off as the Canadian made all the difference against India on Saturday.
India's World Group hopes suffered a huge setback as Rohan Bopanna and Purav Raja lost the crucial doubles rubber to hand Canada a 2-1 lead in the Davis Cup Play-off tie on Saturday.
Davis Cup: India's fighting spirit rattles Canada on Day 1 even as Denis Shapovalov survives Yuki Bhambri scare
The opening day of their Davis Cup tie had gone much better than India would have expected. They at least managed to rattle the Candians with their fight, if not dislodge them.
India's hockey coach Roelant Oltmans expressed his displeasure following the team's sloppy performance in the 2-2 draw vs Canada at the Rio Olympics 2016
Uncertainty hovered over SV Sunil's participation in the quarter-finals after he sustained an injury during its last men's hockey Pool B game against Canada
A nervy India squandered a one-goal advantage as they allowed Canada to stage a fightback with a late strike and earn a 2-2 draw in their final men's hockey pool game of the Rio Olympics Games
India had come into the match searching for their first victory against the Canadian team and the first half was played out evenly between both teams.