Cilic, Coric to line up for Davis Cup tie against India

Cilic, Coric to line up for Davis Cup tie against India

  • Feb 12, 2020
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This is the seventh time in several years that the Indian team has reached the qualifying stage for the elite team competition, but it has not yet reached the global group. The draw will take place on 6 and 7 March, and the Croats will face the same team that won the 2018 title.

Croatia is expected to advance its best players, Marin Cilic and Borna Coric, against India in the Davis World Cup Qualifiers in Zagreb next month.

Cilic, Coric to line up for Davis Cup tie against India

This is the seventh time in several years that the Indian team has reached the qualifying stage for the elite team competition, but it has not yet reached the global group. The draw will take place on 6 and 7 March, and the Croats will face the same team that won the 2018 title.

"We can confirm that our team captain, Vedran Martin, is hoping to get the same team that we had against France in the Davis Cup finals 2018 at Lille," said Igor Rajkovic, press officer of the Croatian Tennis Federation at the club. Indian Express This means that it must be disputed by Borna Coric and Marin Cilic.

It is still unclear who will be nominated for the doubles match, as Croatia has three players in the top 20 start-up list this week: Ivan Dudej, Mate Pavic, and Nikola Mektic. The official nomination will be published 10 days before the tie. "

As such, individual rubber will be challenged by a non-former scientist. 12 Purna Couric (currently thirty-first) and US Open champion Marin Cilic (currently thirty-seventh, but she reached third in the world). As for the double rubber sole, Dodig, ranked No. 10 (formerly No. 4), is the highest ranked player in the Balkan country in the dispute over a tie, along with No. 15 Pavich (Ancient World No. 1) and no. 20 Mektic (formerly not 5).

The All India Tennis Federation (AITA), which has appointed a six-member team in the five-man raffle, has appointed its strongest team available. However, there was only one single player from India in the current squad among the top 100 players before, and the number one doubles player is Rohan Bopanna with 41.

Indian alignment includes old no. 75 Prajnesh Gunneswaran (now 124), Sumit Nagal (126) and Ramkumar Ramanathan (180). For double rubber, Bopanna leads the line followed by the number. 56 Devin Sharan is the sixth best in doubles in India, veteran Leander Paes (124), who is in his farewell season.

Paes, now 46, was part of the tie when the two countries met at the 1995 Davis Cup, the only previous meeting between the two teams. The former world does not. One of the doubles players surprised Goran Ivanisevic to help the hosts win 3-2 in New Delhi.

However, since then, Croatia won the title in 2005 and 2018, while this time, the Indians hope to achieve uneasiness to reach the global group for the first time since 2011.

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