Bangalore: The presence of world No.1 Novak Djokovic definitely tilts the balance in favour of Serbia in their Davis Cup World Group playoff against India to be played on September 12-14, according to the home team's coach Zeeshan Ali.
"Djokovic playing is obviously a huge boost for Serbia but more importantly it is great for tennis. His presence tilts the balance in Serbia's favour but we will put up a fight. I want the players to enjoy the experience of being in Djokovic's presence and hopefully we will have some good results next weekend," former Davis Cupper Zeeshan Ali said on Thursday.
Ali added that the ability to play at a higher level would be critical from India's perspective. "Somdev (Devvarman) has played the likes of Federer and Nadal but for someone like Yuki Bhambri, it could be a tough proposition as he has not played players at such high level. Hence, it is important to take advantage of this exposure," Ali said while reflecting on his own experience of playing the mighty United States in 1994.