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Bangalore to host India's next Davis Cup tie in April

February 16, 2017 16:37 IST

Mahesh Bhupati

IMAGE: First tie for veteran Mahesh Bhupathi as the non-playing captain of India . Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com.

India will host Uzbekistan on the hard courts of Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA) in Bangalore when the two sides clash in an Asia Oceania Zone group I Davis Cup tie in April, the AITA announced on Thursday.

India outplayed New Zealand 4-1 at home while Uzbekistan beat Korea 3-1 in the away first round tie early this month.

The last time India played in Bangalore was in September 2014 when the hosts lost 2-3 to formidable Serbia in a World Group Play off tie.

India and Uzbekistan are locked 2-2 in Head-to-Head record and the last time two teams clashed against each other was in April 2012 when Uzbekistan emerged 3-2 winners in a home tie.

It will be the first tie for veteran Mahesh Bhupathi as the non-playing captain of India and the team for the second round rubber will be picked in the first week of March.

The winner of the tie will advance to the World Group Play-offs, to be held in September.

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