India do not have even one player inside the Top-300, while World No. 9 Rune will make the hosts firm favourites to stay in World Group I. The tie will be played indoors on hard courts
It will be a Herculean task for the Indian Davis Cup team to save its place in World Group I when it clashes with the Holger Rune-led Denmark in the Davis Cup Play-off tie, starting Friday.
India do not have even one player inside the Top-300, while World No. 9 Rune will make the hosts firm favourites to stay in World Group I. The tie will be played indoors on hard courts.
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India had blanked Denmark 4-0 in Delhi in March last year, but the presence of 19-year-old Rune, who reached the fourth round at the Australian Open last month and won three ATP titles in 2022, makes it a very different proposition.
The team have decided to field Yuki Bhambri on Day One as the country’s second-highest ranked player so that Sumit Nagal can go in as the No. 1 player and strive to eke out a win on the opening day.
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