Harry Potter would have found it easier to fly a broomstick with his hands tied behind his back. For the task facing Hong Kong number one Michael Brown - to unravel the game of his fancied opponent Wang Yeu-tzuoo from Taiwan - is one that would faze even the bravest of wizards. Brown will need all his skills, and maybe even a magical potion or two, if he is to pull the SAR back into contention when the first of the reverse singles in the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Zone Group Two tie gets under way at Victoria Park today. The 30-year-old Brown is in this precarious position after Hong Kong lost the pivotal doubles encounter yesterday to trail 2-1. The SAR's Melvin Tong and John Hui failed to discover the magic that gave them a bronze medal at the China National Games last year, tumbling to a four-set loss at the hands of Wang and Liu Chia-che. Taking no chances, Taiwan changed their doubles pairing after splitting the opening singles on Friday night, bringing in precocious teenager Wang for the nominated Chang Wen-lung. It paid dividends as they won the crucial doubles 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 to place them in a commanding position. Now it will be up to Brown to give Hong Kong a fighting chance. For if he is able to wave his racquet like a wand and cast a spell it would level the score after the first reverse singles. Then the SAR have a very good chance of winning for on the evidence seen so far, Hong Kong's number two player Chris Numbers is more than capable of taking care of his Taiwanese counterpart Cheng Wei-jen. But how to beat Wang? The 17-year-old Taiwanese crushed Numbers in the opening singles 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 and showed all the class of a seasoned professional. 'Wang is very good and has no weaknesses. I think he is probably the best player around in this group,' Brown said yesterday. 'I don't think playing seven sets in two days has taken anything out of him physically as he is young. But I can only hope that he will be mentally tired.' Wang, currently ranked 403 in the ATP list, has been playing the game for the past nine years. He has an ITF junior ranking of three. But never mind the statistics. What matters is that he has a game that will take him far and probably turn him into one of the best players to emerge from Asia. The only advantage Australian Brown will have over him is experience. Brown, who beat Pat Rafter on three occasions as a junior, can only hope that Wang will fall into the trap all brash youngsters occasionally find themselves in as a result of over-confidence and complacency. 'I hope I can stretch it. If I can keep it close at the start, then maybe it might work to my advantage. The good thing is that there is no pressure on me. Everyone expects him to win. I have got nothing to lose,' Brown said. Like Brown, who has a 5-0 win record going into today's match, Wang is also unbeaten in Davis Cup competition. He, too, notched up his fifth success yesterday. Hui and Tong tried their best but failed to stop the teenager, who underneath a relaxed exterior has the ability to find that extra bit when needed. Drafted to play doubles for the first time in his Davis Cup career, Wang showed his inexperience, especially on his own service game. He dropped his serve on four occasions but unfortunately Hong Kong could not capitalise on that as Hui struggled to find his rhythm. Hui failed to hold his serve on six occasions, including on all four times he served in the first two sets. By the time he looked up, Hong Kong were two sets down. It was only after 75 minutes had gone by that Hui managed to hold his service game and it came as no surprise that Hong Kong went on to win the third set. But it was a false dawn as their opponents re-discovered their hunger to easily finish it off in the fourth set. 'It was unfortunate that we did not play the big points well,' said Hong Kong captain Derek Ling., referring to the many missed opportunities. Part of the reason was the spell cast by the presence of Wang. Brown will have to snap this spell if Hong Kong are to have a fighting chance.