Davis Cup, India vs Serbia, Draw: Yuki Bhambri vs Dusan Lajovic in Opener
Yuki Bhambri will face Serbia's No.1 Dusan Lajovic, 61, in the first match of the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie in Bangalore.
Yuki Bhambri and Dusan Lajovic will open the proceedings, playing the first singles in the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie between India and Serbia beginning here Friday, as per the draw that was made here Thursday by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. (Full preview)
In the second singles, Somdev Devvarman will go up against Filip Krajinovic while Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna take on Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac in the doubles to be played on Saturday.
The tie will conclude on Sunday with the two reverse singles where Devvarman faces Lajovic first and Bhambri meets Krajinovic. (India have a good chance against Djokovic-less Serbia: Leander Paes)
India have nominated Devvarman as their No.1 player ahead of Bhambri while the corresponding Serbian players are Lajovic and Krajinovic.
The nominations for the doubles and reverse singles can be changed up to one hour before the scheduled start.
Friday (Singles): Yuki Bhambri vs Dusan Lajovic (3 p.m.) followed by Somdev Devvarman vs Filip Krajinovic.
Saturday (Doubles): Leander Paes / Rohan Bopanna vs Nenad Zimonjic/Ilija Bozoljac, from 6.30 p.m.
Sunday (Reverse singles): Devvarman vs Lajovic, (4 p.m.), followed by Bhambri vs Krajinovic.