Yes, it isn't easy to call.
Bellucci should beat Bopanna...a much better singles player, and unless the conditions bother him he should be fitter over a distance match. He can't afford to have mental lapses though.
Devvarman and Mello really could go either way imo, although I'd probably lean slightly to Mello. I've never been totally convinced by Somdev, and while Mello has done some outrageous flat-track bullying this year I think there is a little more class to his game.
The doubles is very tough to call. India should obviously be the favourites, but Melo and Soares will be tough. Soares is decent, but Melo is the weak link though, imo...he is a little wooden and I'm not sure his reflexes will be quick enough to keep up with the barrage from Bhupathi and Paes.
I'll go with a Brazil win...I think they'll get 3 points from the singles.
Good analysis, I agree with it. Thomaz barely got the job done but a win is a win. Somdev is up a set now over Mello. That match is definitely important for both sides to get a victory with. Thomaz was out there playing for four and a half hours outdoors in India, so it will be tough for him to recover for Sunday, making it even more important for Brazil to win both singles today. I do agree Mello is a better overall player and that one should be more confident backing a victory from him than Somdev.
I think India will win the doubles, both Soares and Melo to me are decent doubles specialists, but not on the level of Bhupathi/Paes at home. In fact I think that will be a straight sets win. If India wins the doubles, they are going to hope Somdev can take advantage of potential fitness issues with Bellucci, and with the way Somdev plays he is the type to take advantage of that. But you do have to believe Brazil are the favorites in both reverse singles.
We'll just have to see what happens in this Somdev/Mello match.