The Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych beat Spain's Nicolas Almagro in a four-hour five-setter to tie the Davis Cup final at 1-1 after day one.
Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer thrashed their French opponents, giving Spain a 2-0 lead over France in the opening rubber of the Davis Cup semifinal.
Spain proved there is life without Rafael Nadal when they swept aside Switzerland on Sunday to set-up a Davis Cup quarterfinal with France.
The Davis Cup tie between South Africa and India at Ellis Park, starting on Friday, is truly a time to separate the contenders from the pretenders.
The Oxford Dictionary defines an Indian summer as a belated period of warm, sunny weather that materialises long after expected.