India Can Surprise Serbia Minus Novak Djokovic: Zeeshan Ali

If India win the play-off Davis Cup tie against Serbia, they will be back in the elite World Group.

updated: September 10, 2014 13:08 IST
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India's Somdev Devvarman will be key to the country's chances of progressing to the elite Davis Cup World Group.


New Delhi: India's Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali says India's chances of a surprise victory in the World Group play-off against Serbia have gone up with world No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic pulling out.

If India win this tie, they will be back in the elite World Group. (Also read: Ready to take responsibility again, says Leander Paes)

Djokovic decided to skip the event scheduled to take place in Bangalore Sep 12-14, citing fatigue after his shock defeat to Japan's Kei Nishikori in the US Open semi-final.

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