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Tennis: South Korea thrash new-look India 4-1 in Davis Cup

Published on Feb 3, 2013 7:29 PM

NEW DELHI (AFP) - South Korea took both the reverse singles to complete a 4-1 victory over depleted India in the Asia-Oceania group one first round Davis Cup tie in New Delhi on Sunday.

Jeong Suk Young gave the Koreans an unbeatable 3-1 lead by outplaying Virali-Murugesan Ranjeet 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in the day's first match.

Nam Ji Sung beat Vijayant Malik, the other Indian debutant, 6-2, 6-4 in the inconsequential fifth rubber that was reduced to best-of-three sets.

South Korea will now meet Japan in the second round in April, with the winner qualifying for the world group play-offs later in the year.

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