There was heightened interest as Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna played out a set together under the deadly combination of heat and humidity here on Wednesday. The grasscourt at the Chandigarh Club, that hosts the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group I tie against Korea from Friday, has been chosen for the two doubles stalwarts to break the ice before the Rio Games. The two departed separately after training, but not without making individual attempts of assuring that all is well in the Indian camp.
With wet conditions caused by incessant rain adding to the challenge, veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes today said the team which adapts quicker will have the edge in the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group-I tie between India and South Korea starting in Chandigarh on Friday.
"I think that tennis on grass is more technical, so the one who adjusts to these conditions faster, is going to have a big advantage," Paes said after the draw ceremony here on Thursday The weather was inclement in Chandigarh on Thursday and according to the local MeT Department's Director, Surinder Paul, more rains are likely to occur in the city over the next 2-3 days.