Yuki Bhambri
Yuki Bhambri loss to Jiri Vesely allowed Czech Republic to comeback into the tie.Reuters

After Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna lost their doubles clash on Saturday against Czech Republic, there was huge pressure on Yuki Bhambri, who had to defeat Jiri Vesely in order to keep India's hopes alive to reach the elite group of Davis Cup.

But, it was not to be as the Indian tennis player lost his reverse singles match to Jiri Vesely in New Delhi on Sunday. Bhambri lost the match with the score of 3-6, 5-7 and 2-6. With it, the Czechs won the tie 3-1.

Yuki Bhambri was completely outclassed by Vesely, who won the match in straight sets. The Czech player came out all guns blazing as he began to take the attack to the Indian right from the outset. Vesely's powerful game from the baseline was too hot for Bhambri, who despite being egged on by the home crowd, could not turn up the heat against his fellow opponent.

Though Bhambri did come up with a decent second set, Vesely did not allow the Indian to comeback as he clinched the second set 7-5. After which, there was no way back for the Indian, who was demolished in the third set.

Bhambri, who was the hero of the last tie against New Zealand, failed to win both his singles clash against Czech Republic as he had also lost against Rusol on Friday. Amongst all the Indian players on show during Czech Republic, only Somdev Devvarman won a match on Saturday - against Jiri Vesely.

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