Thursday, January 4, 2007

Dream On India Dream On : Hopman Cup

India is having a dream start to 2007 in sports. First Time qualifiers and underdogs India marched closer to a final finish in ITF mixed teams championship after a tense match with croatia which consited of budding star Mario Ancic.

Sania gave India a 1-0 lead by beating Sanja Ancic in straight sets 6-2, 6-3. This was followed by a tense match between Rohan Bopanna who is more then 200 atp rankings below brother of Sanja Ancic Mario Ancic. Mario defeated Bopanna in two tie breaker sets 76(7-2) 76 (7-3). It was now left to the mixed doubles to decide the winner , that match was a cruncher. Ancic siblings won the first set 6-3 which included serves in excess speed of 230Km/hr. India bounced back winning the second set with same scoreline 6-3. Third set went into the tie breaker with india holding the nerves winning the set 7-6 and hence the match . India now has 2 wins in 2 matches and will meet today another strong contenders Spain to decide the leader of group B .

Results till now are

Australia 2 def Russia 1
France 2 def USA 1
India 2 def Czech 1
Spain 3 def Croatia 0
Russia 2 def USA 1
France 3 def Australia 0
Czech 2 def Spain 1
India 2 d Croatia 1

Matches Today
USA v Australia
Russia v France

Czech Rep. v Croatia
Spain v India

Toppers from both groups will meet in the finals on 5th Jan

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