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Quereshi downs Bopanna to give Pak 1-0 lead

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Mumbai, Apr 7 (UNI) Pakistan drew first blood when their top ranked player Aisam ul-Haq Quereshi defeated Rohan Bopanna of India in straight sets to take a 1-0 lead in the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Zone group one play-off tie here today.

Qureshi beat Bopanna 7-6 (7/5) 6-4 6-4 to put Pakistan one up, at the Brabourne stadium here.

Quereshi took control of the match after a tight first set which he won at 7-5 in the tie-breaker.

Bopanna was drained out after the tough first setter and meekly submitted to his Pakistani counterpart 6-4, 6-4 in the next two sets, to hand the match to Pakistan and with it the lead.

Prakash Amritraj will take on Aqeel Khan in the second singles later this afternoon.

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