Davis Cup

11/30/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/30/2019 06:52

India seal Qualifiers spot with victory over Pakistan

Leander Paes and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan booked India's place in the Davis Cup by Rakuten Qualifiers after defeating Huzaifa Abdul Rehman and Muhammad Shoaib 6-1 6-3 in Nur-Sultan on Saturday.

The win ensured victory for India in the tie against Pakistan and as such they will have a chance to compete in next year's Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals.

India progresses to the Qualifiers, which take place on March 6-7 next year, where they will face two-time Davis Cup champions Croatia.

The 12 winners of the Qualifiers will join the six teams that have already booked their place in the Davis Cup Finals - Spain, Canada, Great Britain, Russia, France and Serbia.

India completed a 4-0 win after Sumit Nagal defeated Yousef Kalil 6-1 6-0 in 32 minutes. Pakistan's young team might have only won seven games through four matches against India but they will have benefitted from competing at a higher level.

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