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‘We have a fair chance vs Korea’

Calcutta: Yuki Bhambri sounded optimistic about India’s chances in the Asia-Oceania Zone Group II second-round match against Korea, to be played in South Korea this April.

With his own run over in the ongoing ATP Challenger event in the city, Yuki said: “Yes, it is true that we have never beaten Korea in Korea. But at the same time, I don’t think we ever had two singles players in the top 150.

“India always had a great doubles team, but in singles we never really had two strong players. But now, with Somdev (Dev Varman) and I playing singles, I believe we have a fair chance. I would really expect India to go out there and win.”

Yuki played down the home advantage Korea would have, saying: “I feel the only advantage they are going to have there is the crowd support. There’s not much difference in the surfaces that we would play on.”

India will play Korea from April 4-6. Korea have won six of the nine meetings. The last two times they won 4-1.