Bhambri to start India’s Davis Cup campaign

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India’s top singles player Yuki Bhambri will start the proceedings in the Davis Cup World Group Play-off against the Czech Republic at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) complex here on Friday.

India’s highest-ranked player at No.125, Bhambri was drawn against Lukas Rosol in the first singles with Somdev Devvarman locking horns against Jiri Veseley in the second singles.

On Saturday, Indian aces Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes will go up against Adam Pavlasek and the experienced Radek Stepanek in the lone doubles rubber.

Paes just returned on Wednesday evening from New York where he won the US Open mixed doubles title with Swiss star Martina Hingis.

In Sunday’s reverse singles, Bhambri will face Vesely while Devvarman will take on Rosol for the fifth and final match of the tie.

The winner of the contest will proceed to the World Group in 2016 while the loser will be relegated to its respective Group 1 zone.

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