The Indian Davis Cup group will journey to Zagreb for the Davis Cup tie in opposition to Croatia, with three doubles specialists.
Rohan Bopanna, Leander Paes and Divij Sharan will all be going to Croatia, for the Davis Cup qualification tie, together with the singles specialists Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Sumit Nagal and Ramkumar Ramanathan.
Apparently, the two-day tie, to be performed on a best-of-three units format, could have 4 singles and a doubles.
“The final five will be decided before the draw ceremony on Thursday,” careworn the coach of the Davis Cup group, Zeeshan Ali.
With all of the three doubles specialists having a superb probability to compete within the Tokyo Olympics, it is going to be vital for them to be eligible for a similar, by assembly the Davis Cup necessities.
The 46-year-old Leander will qualify by some ways for Tokyo, contemplating his huge Davis Cup service and in addition the truth that he’s the one tennis participant on the earth to have competed in seven Olympics.
Rohan Bopanna additionally can be eligible, owing to his Davis Cup service unfold over 28 ties, ranging from 2002.
Nevertheless, Divij Sharan has performed solely two ties up to now in his profession, one in 2012 in opposition to New Zealand, and the opposite final 12 months in opposition to Italy.
The eligibility standards calls for a participant to be a part of the Davis Cup group thrice throughout the Olympic cycle.
After all, there are additional exceptions to the eligibility guidelines, however it could be taken without any consideration that Divij Sharan would play the tie in opposition to Croatia.
“Depending on how the players fare in the tournaments, the team is expected to meet in Zagreb on February 28, and will start training on 29th. The main venue is available to us only from the March 2, but AITA has arranged an alternate venue with similar indoor courts for us to practise and get acclimatised,” Zeeshan mentioned.
With physio Anand Kumar Dubey occupied with FedCup service, the Davis Cup group could have Yash Pandey and Gaurang Shukla because the physios. Rohit Rajpal would be the captain.